Columns

Learning our Languages

Date: April 9, 2021

March has been an intensive Osage language learning time for me, close to immersive. It’s been productive and synergistic. I was able to take ...

Looking Forward

Date: March 14, 2021

To have clear skies during this full moon was a blessing. This morning I watched the moon over the long slope of Nicolai Ridge to ...

A Good Day

Date: Jan. 26, 2021

Last year the pandemic shut down travel, and I’m not sure what 2021 will bring, so when I had a chance to meet with ...

Osage-Inspired Cinema

Date: Jan. 10, 2021

In 1928, bestselling author Edna Ferber visited the Osage to research a novel about the Oklahoma land run and the discovery of oil. Her novel ...

Our Osage Hills

Date: Dec. 15, 2020

Michael Snyder, who wrote the striking biography John Joseph Mathews: An Osage Life is back with Our Osage Hills, a collection that braids newspaper columns ...

The Osage Diaspora

Date: Nov. 16, 2020

This morning an emergency text from Bobby Tallchief told me the freezing line extended from Bowring to Ralston. I don’t have to worry about ...

West Coast Osages: We’re All Connected

Date: Sept. 29, 2020

After Covid-19, heavy smoke blanketing the West Coast from mega-forest fires was only one more thing in an unusual year.

My husband and I depend ...

The Words of b: william bearhart

Date: Sept. 16, 2020

I’ve been thinking about the distance between friends and family here and across the country. There are never good words to tell you a ...

The Only Good Indian

Date: Aug. 7, 2020

This morning, fat bands of mist layer the fields on Puget Island. It’s late July, summer has turned toward fall and the beginning of ...

Reckoning

Date: July 16, 2020

Sparked by George Floyd’s excruciating death by asphyxiation on the heels of Armaud Arberry’s execution in coastal Georgia, the United States is the ...