Chappabitty/ Quassycheecky Powwow
While Comanche Chiefs and leaders of the German settlement led by Meusebach signed the treaty “done at Fredericksburg on the waters of the Rio Piedernales this ninth day of April A. D. 1847,” a girl named Takey Yetchy (Stands and Speaks) was born in the Comanche camp nearby. Charolette McCurtain, spokesperson for the Comanche family Chappabitty/ Quassycheecky, tells us of her family history and how they have brought their family powwow to Fredericksburg to celebrate the treaty of 1847 at the birthplace of her great, grandmother Takey Yetchy. The City of Fredericksburg promised to build a permanent powwow arena where the powwow could return every year to Fort Martin Scott. Architect Barry Wagner drew up plans for the arena in 2002 and the family visited with him and approved the plans. The Fort Martin Scott Museum Association asks for your support to complete these plans which will strengthen the bridge between our communities and provide a new venue for history and the arts, without compromising the integrity of this National Historic Site. The surrounding area will be planted with trees and native plants creating a buffer zone for Barons Creek and restoring this important riparian environment.
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2011 Powwow Pictures
Pictures courtesy of Hoppy Hopkins