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The world's richest Indian : the scandal over Jackson Barnett's oil fortune

Author: Tanis C Thorne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: The first biography of Jackson Barnett, who gained unexpected wealth from oil found on his property. This book explores how control of his fortune was violently contested by his guardian, the state of Oklahoma, the Baptist Church, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and an adventuress who kidnapped and married him. Coming into national prominence as a case of Bureau of Indian Affairs mismanagement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jackson Barnett; Jackson Barnett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tanis C Thorne
ISBN: 0195162331 9780195162332
OCLC Number: 51305818
Description: xvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Please pass the Injin territory --
The making of the incompetent Indian --
Tar baby, 1912-1920 --
Anna, adventures of a most dangerous type, 1920-1923 --
Dividing the estate, 1921-1923 --
"Poor rich Indians" and the turning political tide, 1923-1925 --
Battle royal: litigation over the Jackson Barnett estate, 1925-1928 --
Who will guard the guardians? Indian policy on trial, 1924-1928 --
Witch hunts: the senate subcommittee investigation, 1928-1929 --
The gilded cage, 1926-1938 --
The battle of Wilshire Boulevard --
Speculative and protracted litigation --
A matter of trust.
Responsibility: Tanis C. Thorne.
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Presents the biography of Jackson Barnett, who gained unexpected wealth from oil found on his property. This book explores how control of his fortune was violently contested by his guardian, the  Read more...

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