Quanah Medicine Mounds Gathering - June 10-11, 2022
Quanah and MyComancheria Institute invite you to Quanah Fri. June 10 and Sat. June 11 for the Quanah Medicine Mounds Gathering, incorporating a bus tour with cedar ceremony at the Medicine Mounds, a history conference on Friday afternoon, and two benefit events for Save Star House. Don't miss Doug Stone in concert, with Brison Bursey to open! Tickets are on sale now.
The Medicine Mounds, pictured above, are four dolomite mounds southeast of Quanah which are culturally significant to many Comanche, and to the descendants of Quanah Parker.
Join us via bus as we visit the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway Depot Museum, see sites in the city of Quanah and the ghost town of Medicine Mound, experience a cedar ceremony with Don Parker at the Medicine Mounds, and hear about the history of railway depots in Quanah. You will have a chance to order lunch at the Medicine Mound Depot Restaurant; lunch not included.
While you're here, enjoy the Quanah Parker Society Powwow at the Quanah Municipal Airport, co-hosted with the Oklahoma City Powwow Club. The Gourd Dance begins at 2 PM on Sat., June 11. Dancers are coming from all over the Southwest.
Friday, June 10
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM: Historical/Cultural Tour of Quanah and the Medicine Mounds
(begin/end QHSA; lunch stop at the Medicine Mound Depot Restaurant; lunch not included; $25)
1 PM - 5 PM: At This Place History Conference (QHSA; free)
Five speakers, including Mark Woommavovah, chairman of the Comanche Nation; Dr. Kathryn Briner, director of the Comanche Nation Language Dept; and Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera, assoc. professor at OU.
>>> register (free ticket)
6 PM - 8:45 PM: Doug Stone in Concert with Brison Bursey
(QHSA; $40-$50; meet and greet additional)
Saturday, June 11
7 AM - 9 AM: Benefit Breakfast and Art Exhibit for Save Star House
"QHSA" is the Quanah High School Auditorium. "QCC" is the Quanah Country Club.
On Friday beginning at 1 PM, multiple history sessions will be held in the Quanah High School Auditorium.
Mark Woommavovah, chairman of the Comanche Nation;
Dr. Kathryn Pewenofkit Briner, director of the Comanche Nation Language Department;
Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera, associate professor and holder of the Wick Cary Endowed Chair in Native American Cultural Studies at the University of Oklahoma;
Bill Neeley, noted biographer of Quanah Parker and Juan Seguin, on "A Land Worth Fighting For"; and
Shane Lance, local journalist and author.
Admission is free. Reservations are requested, and can be made from the ticket page.
Doug Stone In Concert - Friday, June 10, 6:30 PM
Doug Stone found his mark in music as a lonesome baritone balladeer, although he was very adept at hard-up-tempo country. Doug was already over 30 when a Nashville manager paired him up with Epic, his first record label. He debuted in 1990 with the single, "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)," the first release from his 1990 self-titled debuted album Doug Stone for Epic records. This album produced a handful of chart-topping singles. Following these songs was his first number one, "In a Different Light." In addition, the single was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Both this album and its successor, 1991's I Thought It Was You, earned a platinum certification from The Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of one million copies.
This benefit concert for Save Star House features Doug in a solo acoustic performance, plus special guest Brison Bursey, local favorite.
It will be held in the Quanah High School auditorium. Doors open at 6 PM, music begins at 6:30, and Doug Stone takes the stage at 7:30 PM.
Get your tickets now!