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 Osage Nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nation later settled onto the Osage Indian Reservation that comprises Osage County, Oklahoma, in the north-central portion of the state between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Today, the Osage Nation claims more than 10,000 members.
The Osage Nation is a Native American tribe in the United States, which is mainly based in Osage County, Oklahoma, but can still be found throughout America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Osage_Nation   (703 words)

 The Osage Indians
Osage lands in Arkansas and Missouri were taken by the U.S. government in 1808 and 1818, and in 1825 an Osage reservation was established in southeastern Kansas.
Osage communities were organized into two divisions called the Sky People and the Earth People. According to their traditions, Wakondah, the creative force of the universe, sent the Sky People down to the surface of the earth where they met the Earth People, whom they joined to form the Osage tribe.
The Osages acquired guns and horses from Europeans during the eighteenth century, which enabled them to extend their territory and control the distribution of European goods to other tribes in the region.
www.uark.edu /depts/contact/osage.html   (730 words)

 Osage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Osage Nation, an Native American tribe in the United States, is the name predecessor of most other terms containing the word "osage".
Osage Indian murders (1921-1923), a group of murders investigated and solved by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation that took place on the Osage Indian Reservation
Osage River, a tributary of the Missouri River, entirely contained in Missouri, United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Osage   (188 words)

 Oklahoma - Osage County History, by Jenk Jones
The Osage Nation soon was crossed by the Santa Fe, the Midland Valley (the two crossing in Pawhuska), the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (Katy) and the Frisco.
The Osages and the Five Civilized Tribes were supposed to be exempt from the Dawes Act because they held patented title to their land, but pressure was applied and the tribes eventually caved in.
The Osages had warriors on both sides during the Civil War (Bigheart, for instance, was a Union lieutenant; the Little Osage band favored the North, the Greater Osages the South).
www.oklanature.com /prod/osagehistory.html   (7919 words)

 TriTAC. EPS. Innovative Approaches to Providing School-Age Care
The Osage Nation Reservation consists of nearly 1.5 million acres of land in northeastern Oklahoma and is otherwise known as Osage County.
The Osage Nation consists of approximately 18,000 Osage citizens with an estimated 4,000 residing on the reservation.
Osage Nation’s administrative offices are based in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, which has a population of 3,629.
www.nccic.org /tribal/effective/osage/programservices.html   (1225 words)

 Osage Nation
Narrator: The capital of the Osage Nation today is Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Ron: The Osage in many ways their story is on a small scale is a replication of what happened on a large scale to the entire plains Indian way of life and to all the cultures.
Ron: The Osage in 1825 had agreed to a treaty whereby they and the Kaw gave up some of their land to provide land for other tribes that were being pushed out of the Ohio river valley.
ktwu.wuacc.edu /journeys/scripts/1111a.html   (1253 words)

 Indian History, Part 3
The principal village of the Osages was due south from the fort, on the Osage River, and it was this that Capt. Pike visited and described in 1806.
By the terms of the treaty of 1808, the Osage title to all land in Missouri was extinguished, excepting a strip twenty-four miles wide lying eastward from the western boundary of the State, and extending from the Missouri River south into the Territory of Arkansas.
The remaining strip, thirty miles in width, and lying west of the "Ceded Lands," was the "Osage Diminished Reserve." After the treaty of 1865, the tribe moved on to this reservation, a part settling on Pumpkin Creek, in the Verdigris Valley, and several bands at the junction of Fall River with the Verdigris.
www.kancoll.org /books/cutler/deschist/indhistp3.html   (3354 words)

Chouteau sent to that part of the Osage Nation settled on Arkansas River, mentioning that his letter was committed to the flames, the Indians not believing that the Americans had possession of the country they disregarded St. Louis and their supplies andc.
The Osage served as scouts for the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars of the 1860s, and their reservation was established in 1870 in northeast Oklahoma.
A horned lizard, a native of the Osage plains, on the waters of the Arkansas River, from five to six hundred miles west of Saint Louis, in a small trunk.
www.nps.gov /jeff/LewisClark2/TheJourney/NativeAmericans/Osate.htm   (1385 words)

 OGRC Announces
The newly reformed Osage Nation government will be organized to include legislative, executive and judicial branches with checks and balances among the branches that include veto power granted to the chief executive, a legislative override of an executive veto and no branch shall be permitted to exercise the powers or functions delegated to another branch.
The executive director of the Department of Treasury shall be called the Treasurer of the Osage Nation and shall be appointed by the chief executive of the tribe and confirmed by the legislature.
Both the chief executive and the deputy chief executive must be Osage citizens, age 35 years or older, and shall be elected to serve four years terms by a majority of votes cast by eligible voters in elections of the Osage Nation.
www.osageindians.com   (1572 words)

 Treaties and laws of the Osage Nation : a machine readable transcription.
The lands of the Osage Nation shall remain common property, until the National Council shall request an allotment of the same, but the improvements made thereon and in possession of the citizens of this Nation are the exclusive and indefeasible property of the citizens respectively who made or may rightfully be in possession of them.
The boundary of the Osage Nation shall be that described in the treaty of 1876 between the United States and the Great and Little Osages, except that portion purchased by the Kaws.
Osage Nation, in the State of Kansas, on the 29th day of September, A.D., 1865, by and between the United States and the Osage tribe of Indians, shall be and hereby is so amended as to strike out in the second line of the fourth page, (printed copy,) after the word “interior,” the words “
lcweb2.loc.gov /ll/llnt/064/llnt064.sgm   (5062 words)

 Committee on Resources, Printer Friendly
Today, the Osage people are looking to Congress to pass a new law, one that respects the true essence of any nation, the right to self-determination.
Yet the federal courts and the BIA have interpreted the Secretary’s identification of Osages as Osage membership for all purposes.
Even further, Osage membership for purposes of voting and eligibility for elective tribal office is limited to Osages with headrights.
resourcescommittee.house.gov /archives/108/testimony/2004/jimgray.htm   (799 words)

 Osage Nation History
By the articles of the final treaty which was concluded at the Osage council ground on Drum Creek, Osage nation, State of Kansas, May 27, 1868; through consent of the United States and according to the desires of the Osage people to remove from Kansas to a new and permanent home in Indian Territory.
The Osage, Ponka, Omaha, Kwapa (Quapaw), and Kansa Nations were the descendants of one great tribe of Indians whose first dwelling place was in the region of the Ohio and Wabash rivers.
The Osage are included on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 Federal Census records (National Archives microfilm).
www.rootsweb.com /~itosage/onhistory.htm   (801 words)

 ICT [2001/05/30]  Osage buy land in Kansas as possible casino site, study commissioned
The area the Osage Nation is eyeing is about 18 miles south of Sedan, Kan., the county seat.
Because of the nation's strong roots in Kansas, Tillman said he believes the Legislature and the governor will work with the tribe as it plans the resort-casino project and doesn't see a lot of problems ahead for the tribe.
Joe Trumbly, chairman of the Osage Tribal Gaming Commission, said he believes the feasibility study can explore costs associated with operating the casino and the amount of revenue that could be anticipated from the gaming and entertainment facility.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=2099   (456 words)

The Osage Nation Reservation consists of approximately 1,475,000 acres and is otherwise known as Osage County, Oklahoma.
The Osage tribal campus - the heart of the Osage Nation - is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
The Osage Nation provides jobs to tribal members and has other economic development projects within the surrounding communities.
www.osagetribe.com /intro.html   (468 words)

Osage parents raise their children with great care, and feel that no member of the tribe can upon just grounds object to the union of his daughter to another's son, or his son to another's daughter.
No-pa-walla, chief of the Little Osages, and some of his head men, ten in number, started in the morning from their little village, which is about eight miles south of the Kansas line, to trade robes and furs of one of the border towns of the State.
Many Osage Indians who were the first to adopt a life of civilization commenced raising hogs, and the result is that they have not only had all the pork necessary for their own use, but have sold a great many hogs to settlers in Southern Kansas.
www.ausbcomp.com /~bbott/cowley/OLDNEWS/WORTMAW/OSAGER.htm   (18018 words)

For a time that was truly wonderful, the Osage People had a fair and equitable government that was alive and functioning.  All could be involved and hold office in this government.  Among its accomplishments were a three-fold increase in funding for federal programs, to name but one.
The Osage Tribal Council claims to have "sovereign" immunity, which in my opinion is a very questionable claim.
In closing, I might add that the Osage Tribal Council still refuses to be accountable to the very shareholders it purports to represent.
www.peaknet.net /~aardvark/fletcher.html   (130 words)

The Osage Tribal Museum is the oldest, continually operated tribal museum in North America.
The Osage Tribal Museum is attempting to collect a photograph of each original allottee and arrange these photographs by numerical order.
A celebration commemorating the right to vote for the Osage people, 1924.
www.osagetribe.com /museum.html   (729 words)

 Standing Bear - Oklahoma -  Welcome
Today the Osage Nation is located in Osage County in north central Oklahoma.
Osage tribal dances are conducted annually in June in three different locations -- Greyhorse, Hominy, and Pawhuska.
In 1870, they sold the rest of their land in Kansas and purchased a reservation in Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, which proved to be rich in oil.
www.north-ok.edu /sb/six_tribes/6b_osage_nation_4_4.htm   (200 words)

The Osage Tribal Council, who, according to the 1906 Act of Congress[not a treaty or constitution of an Indian tribe] are to handle "ONLY" the administering of the "Minerals Estate" are now wanting to administer all of the Federal Programs that the Osage Nation established and tripled the income of in the past three(3) years.
We are concerned that contracts entered into with the Osage National Council for the operation of federal programs be terminated in such manner so as not to interrupt services to individual members of the Osage Tribe.
The other members of the Osage Nation government can not do it by themselves.
www.eatel.net /~wahya/osagewar.html   (1238 words)

 News > Osage Nation trust suit survives first test
Arthur Andersen's report to the Osage Nation stated that the tribe was not paid at least $791,046.37.
And like other tribes, the Osage Nation received a reconciliation from Arthur Andersen, whose accounting business was disbanded after the firm was convicted of one count of obstruction of justice.
A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for the Osage Nation of Oklahoma to pursue its $2.5 billion royalty mismanagement claim against the United States.
www.indianz.com /News/archives/000538.asp   (877 words)

 108 Congress Press Releases (2003 - 2004)
"The Osage Nation is extremely grateful to Congressman Lucas and his efforts on behalf of the Osage," said Principal Chief Jim Gray.
To create a solution, the Osage Tribal Council conducted extensive town hall meetings within the Osage Nation, consulted with tribal members, and accepted written comments on how best to handle the problem.
Lucas' bill, H.R. 2912, would reaffirm the right of the Osage Nation to determine its own membership and government.
www.house.gov /lucas/news/press108/osagebill.html   (357 words)

 Osage Books
Published by the The Osage Nation, Executive Department.
Osage Research, by arrangement with Eagle Wing Enterprises, is in the process of converting past issues of Inside Osage for access via the World Wide Web.
The Osage Indians were a powerful group of Native Americans who lived along the prairies and plains of present-day Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
www.osage-ncoa.org /pages/books.shtml   (613 words)

 Fort Osage Historic Site on the Lewis and Clark Trail
Built in 1808, under the direction of William Clark as part of the vast federally controlled fur trade system, the Fort's mission was the maintenance of the political stability in the region through trade and military alliances with the Indian tribes, and in particular, the Osage Nation.
Fort Osage remained a part of the US Factory system until the whole Indian trade system was shut down in 1822.
Located the farthest west of the twenty-eight factories in the United States' trade system, Fort Osage functioned as one the first military outposts and government trade houses in the Louisiana Purchase.
lewisandclarktrail.com /section1/mocities/kansascity/fortosage   (258 words)

 Osage Nation
The Osage Nation Archives is part of The USGenWeb Archive Project.
Search Osage Nation or the Indian Nations Archives
The Osage that remained in Oklahoma live in one of three communities or "villages," each of which was originally settled by the members of one of three traditional groups within the tribal organization: "Dweller-in-the-Hilltop" at Gray Horse, "Dwellers-in the Upland-Forest" at Hominy, and "Dwellers-in-the-Thorny-Thicket" at Pawhuska.
www.rootsweb.com /~usgenweb/ok/nations/osage   (383 words)

Osage Research was started as an endeavor solely dedicated to collecting information about the Osage Nation and its people.
Closely related to the Omaha, Kansa, Quopaw and Ponca, the Osage are thought to have once lived in the Ohio River valley, but they were first encountered by the white man in Missouri, where they were recorded as having large cornfields.
Osage Research is the only site on the World Wide Web which provides Osage related information.
www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us /NativeAmericans/Osage.html   (178 words)

 Jim Gray
James Roan Gray is the Principal Chief of the Osage Nation after winning election in June of 2002.
Chief Gray and the Osage Tribal Council over the past three years in office are leading the Osage Tribe through some of the most dramatic changes in the history of the Osage Tribe.
He is the youngest Chief in the history of the Osage Tribe of Indians.
www.itmatrustfunds.org /BoD_folder/Jim_Gray.htm   (509 words)

 The Osage in Missouri, by Kristie C. Wolferman
Fort Osage, intended as a citadel for the opening of the great American West, was also to function as a trading post for the Osage Nation.
Fort Osage, built on a Missouri River bluff 250 miles west of St. Louis, was officially opened on that date, and the Osage Indians signed a treaty with the Americans written by Governor Meriwether Lewis.
However, the Osage chiefs discovered very quickly that the fort was small consolation for the lands they had given up by signing the treaty.
www.umsystem.edu /upress/spring1997/wolferma.htm   (402 words)

 Osage Nation GenWeb
Chief Joseph Paw-ne-no-pashe (Not-Afraid-of- Longhairs) demanded, as part of the treaty, that the Osage could hunt buffalo outside of the reservation, the new reservation would be protected from outsiders, the land would be owned by the tribe (not allotted to individual members).
1871: The Osage returned from their buffalo hunt to their new reservation in northeastern Indian Territory.
1870: The Removal Treaty of 1870 required that the Osage live on a reservation in Indian Territory.
www.rootsweb.com /~itosage   (117 words)

Seeing the "best land he had ever seen," a member of the Corps of Discovery wrote in his journal that "the Osage nation of Indians live about two hundred miles up this River" and "are of a large size and well proportioned, and a very warlike people."
When St. Louis was founded in 1764, the Osage were the original "Gateway to the West," using their talents and knowledge to make the fur trade profitable and western exploration possible.
The Osage called themselves Ni-U-Kon-Ska ("Children of the Middle Waters"), but were known as "Wah Sha She" by most whites.
www.umsl.edu /~econed/louisiana/Am_Indians/1-Osage/1-osage.html   (925 words)

 Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission - TANF Page
The Osage Nation administers the TANF program for all American Indian families residing in Osage County, Oklahoma.
On March 10, 1999, the State of Oklahoma and the Osage Nation entered into the first cooperative agreement for the administration of a portion of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
Compacts, contracts and agreements have been used successfully to address issues of mutual interest between the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma's Indian Nations.
www.oiac.state.ok.us /tanf.htm   (179 words)

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