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Legends of the Old West

May 26, 2019

Texas Ranger Sul Ross makes a fateful discovery during an expedition against the Comanches. He finds a woman who had been captured more than 20 years earlier. But the revelation has tragic consequences and it proves to be one of the most controversial and hotly debated topics in Texas history.

This is the full story of the capture, and re-capture, of Cynthia Ann Parker, whose journey was the inspiration for the acclaimed film “The Searchers” with John Wayne.

The end of the episode features an interview with Justice Ken Wise, the host and creator of “Wise About Texas,” a podcast dedicated to Texas history. Chris and Ken separate fact from fiction in a discussion about this key moment in Texas’ past.

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