Community , Obituaries

Osage Nation loses one of its last remaining full bloods

Photo caption: Joan Yvonne (Lookout) Wilson, 77, passed away on Nov. 17 and was one of the last remaining full bloods of the Osage Nation. Courtesy Photo/Ryan RedCorn

One of the last remaining Osage full bloods passed away on Sunday, the same day her husband passed away as well.

Joan Yvonne (Lookout) Wilson, 77, and John Paul Wilson, 80, both of Hominy, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Services for both Yvonne and John Paul will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. at the Hominy Indian Village in Hominy, Oklahoma. Burial will follow services at A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery.

The families are working on the full obituaries and the Osage News will post them as they become available. 

The Osage Nation now has seven remaining full bloods. The Nation’s tribal membership is around 22,000.

The last remaining full bloods were honored in August of 2018 at a ceremony held by the community in Pawhuska. They were presented with blankets and medals by Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear.


Editor's Note: This article was clarified on Nov. 19.