PenatuhkahComanche

Trails Partnership

 

Welcome To The Penatuhkah Comanche Trails Partnership

The Penatuhkah Comanche Trails Partnership is a coalition of Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Bureaus, historical non-profits, the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, and private landowners in the area.   This Central Texas association plans to develop a landscape conservation plan to protect and interpret the traditional lands and resources of the Penatuhkah Band of the Comanche people as well as promote heritage tourism in the region.

The Penatuhkah Comanche Trails Partnership encompasses approximately 15,000 square miles in the heart of Texas.  This area coincides with the homeland of the Penatuhkah band of the Comanche Nation from about 1750 to 1875.  The views, ecology, heritage, and history of this area sacred to the southern Comanche lend it tremendous potential to provide tourism opportunities for Texans seeking to learn of the extent of the great Comanche Empire.

About Us

Representatives from nine communities as well as landowners of archeological sites in this area have united in a common effort under the auspices of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma to stimulate heritage tourism across the region.  Towns represented included Menard, Goldthwaite, Paint Rock, Ballinger, Coleman, Comanche, Early, San Saba, Abilene, Brownwood and Santa Anna. Also involved are the Executive Directors of the Texas Forts Trail and the Texas Midwest Community Network.

Organization

Key partners in the Penatuhkah Comanche Trails Partnership and their roles include the following:

Comanche Nation of Oklahoma (LINK)

The Texas Forts Trail (LINK)

The Texas Midwest Community Network (LINK)

Santa Anna Historical Development Organization

Frontier Texas (Link)

Presidio de San Saba Restoration Corporation (LINK)

San Saba County Historical Museum (LINK)

Comanche County Historical Museum (LINK)

Member City Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus

DETAILS HERE

 

Mission

With assistance of the National Park Service providing expert guidance regarding public outreach and engagement and project development we will continue the so far successful outreach efforts to identify and engage new stakeholders. 

Goals

The PCTP plans to create an economic engine based on heritage tourism and ecological tourism to benefit the ten-county region formerly inhabited by the Penatuhkah Band of the Comanche Nation.

Upcoming Events

 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

September 14, 2021 (Tuesday)

11 A.M. 

Comanche Chamber Office

 

 

 

 

– At the zenith of the “horse culture”, Comanches may have possessed as many as 10,000 horses.

 

Member City Event TBA

5:30pm – 6:50pm, Room 102, FREE

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Member City Event TBA

5:30pm – 6:50pm, Room 102, FREE 

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Member City Event TBA

5:30pm – 6:50pm, Room 102, FREE 

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Resources

Pelon, Linda Nash. Issues in Penatuhkah Comanche Ethnohistory (Thesis), Arlington, TXUniversity of Texas at Arlington, 1993.

Hämäläinen, Pekka . Comanche Empire, New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2008.

Pelon, Linda. Texas Comanche Land Revisited, Abilene, Texas: H. V. Chapman and Sons, 2019.

The Comanche Empire

Pekka Hamalainen

 

Comanche Land Revisited

Linda Nash Pelon

 

Comanche Marker Trees of Texas

Steve Houser, Linda Pelon, Jimmy Arterberry

 

Get Involved

The Penatuhkah Comanche Trails Partnership has spent the last two years developing programs and opportunities for you to get involved in a variety of ways. From civic leaders who are already making an impact in their communities to people looking for a place to volunteer, you are invited to explore our work and dive in.  We’re building a team that anyone can join, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.

Address

P.O. Box 3
Santa Anna, TX 76878
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Information Center Hours

Thursday – Saturday : 10am – 6pm

Contact Us

info@pctp-tx.com

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