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Wah'kon-tah : the Osage and the white man's road

Author: John Joseph Mathews
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1932.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series.
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Author's first book. The author is a member of the Osage Indian tribe, and was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in the Mathews home adjoining the Osage Agency. Wah'Kon-Tah is the history of a proud, noble people who lived together in a heroic culture, spiritually at peace with God until they were driven onto a restricted reservation and came into contact with the machine dominated culture of the white man. Much on Major  Read more...
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Mathews, John Joseph, 1895-1979.
Wah'kon-tah.
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1932
(OCoLC)559894601
Named Person: Laban J Miles; Laban J Miles; Laban J Miles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Joseph Mathews
OCLC Number: 327324
Description: 359 pages : illustrations, map (fold-out) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The trail to the agency --
The agency of the Osages --
The Major and his diary --
"We are fed like dogs" --
A visit to Che-Sah-Hunka --
Mystery among the big hills --
The Major visits Washington --
The ceremony of the dove --
Birth of the Osage nation --
Lame Doctor's cross --
Game of horse taking --
"The hanging judge" --
Death of Che-Sah-Hunka --
Fireside "big talk" --
The white man's road --
The mourning dance --
"Civilization arrives" --
The great frenzy --
Eagle that dreams --
Notes on the Osages.
Series Title: Civilization of the American Indian series.
Responsibility: John Joseph Mathews ; illustrated by May Todd Aaron.

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Author's first book. The author is a member of the Osage Indian tribe, and was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in the Mathews home adjoining the Osage Agency. Wah'Kon-Tah is the history of a proud, noble people who lived together in a heroic culture, spiritually at peace with God until they were driven onto a restricted reservation and came into contact with the machine dominated culture of the white man. Much on Major Laban J. Miles, uncle of President Hoover, who worked to preerve the culture of the Osages.

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