Columns

Sins of the Father: Attacks on the Osage and their Mineral Estate

Date: June 20, 2017

David Grann’s new book,­­ “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” vividly tells the story of how ...

The emotion of music carries us in this beautiful month of June

Date: June 6, 2017

As my family prepares for the In-Lon-Schka dances this June I am reminded how there is order in our dances. The way we pack our ...

Environmental Standards of Assessment of Bluestem Ranch

Date: May 30, 2017

According to a recent Bureau of Indian Affairs’ evaluation, Bluestem Ranch is too environmentally unfit to be taken into trust. Unfit due to oil and ...

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ – a story that honors our past, present and future

Date: May 5, 2017

During the past weekend, we Osages and our many friends commemorated our history and way of life. We did this commemorating through a book signing ...

Building an arbor for the Pawhuska people

Date: April 21, 2017

Recently, I drove by the Pawhuska arbor built in 2016 for our In-Lon-Schka dances. I am amazed out how large the arbor is compared to ...

Management of the Mineral Estate

Date: April 11, 2017

According to the Osage Nation Supreme Court Opinion of Sept. 9, 2016, “the rights of headright shareholders for income from mineral royalties are protected by ...

KI-GTHI-WI-DO

Date: March 14, 2017

KI-GTHI-WI-DO, to unite and become as one, per Francis La Flesche, “A Dictionary of the Osage Language.”

There is disunity within our Tribe as evidenced ...

Dancing Around the Drum

Date: March 9, 2017

My first memory, or what I can still remember, of the In-Lon-Schka Pawhuska dances was when I was about five years old in the year ...

Wah-Kon-See-Uh

Date: Feb. 21, 2017

WAH-KON-SEE-UH, When the deer herd looks up.

At the Dec. 5 Oil and Gas Summit, George Shannon told us his name is WAH-KON-SEE-UH, signifying unity ...

Sovereign

Date: Feb. 14, 2017

We are sovereign.  

There are Osages left who know what that means.

Those before us knew they were sovereign, they just did not know what ...