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Bronze statue of Quanah Parker gifted to City of Amarillo


During the Amarillo City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Council along with City administration accepted a gift of a bronze statue depicting Quanah Parker graciously donated by King and Dianne Hill.

The sculpture was created by the late Jack Hill, King’s father. Jack Hill is known for creating the white buffalo statue that resides outside of West Texas A&M’s Kimbrough Stadium along with bronze statues and paintings of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, Apache Chief Geronimo, Texas Musical Drama Founder Margaret Harper, and numerous other works in museums, and public and private collections.

“The Hill family is a great example of the generosity demonstrated by those in the Panhandle,” says Councilman Eddy Sauer. “Amarillo is steeped in culture and arts and it’s an honor to accept this beautiful and historic piece of art.”

The permanent home of the statue has yet to be determined. Additional artwork from Hill may be viewed during Texas Heritage Week at the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian.

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