Columns

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 ...

Us and Them

Date: June 11, 2020

It’s May 31st, tomorrow is Osage Election Day, and I was going to write about the tension between Osages who live inside and ...

Celebrating Osages in COVID Times

Date: May 18, 2020

The Osage are a sovereign people, with land, shared culture and language and governance. The times we spend together, face to face during the dances ...