Category: Osage Nation & Culture

Osage marriage customs of the past

By: Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Historically, Osage people had a very different approach to marriage than they do today. Marriages were arranged through a formal, negotiation process between the families over four days. Author Robert Liebert describes the process…

Osage mark months with moon references

By: Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Calendar months for the Osage were marked by references to the moon. For example, the month of February was “Light of Day Returns Moon,” according to the book “Osage Life & Legends” by Robert…

A Rare Look at Osage Before First Contact

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Before Europeans arrived in North America, the Osage people were organized into a complex society with well-formed traditions. However, the Osage elders decided not to speak of the time before first contact and that…

Roanhorse delivers on gallery experience

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise A few months before the P.W. Mercantile opened, Osage artist Addie Roanhorse purchased a two-story, 105 year-old building in downtown Pawhuska with a business partner. Roanhorse converted the first floor into event space called…

Veterans Memorial dedicated on Osage Nation Campus

By Geneva HorseChief-Hamilton, ON Communications Pawhuska, Okla., Osage Nation Reservation (Friday, November 9, 2018) – The first-ever memorial recognizing Osage US military veterans and pre-military scouts is scheduled for a public dedication on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, from 9:30 am to 11:00…

Osage Nation Museum Curator takes position at American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Photo by Roseanne McKee By Geneva HorseChief-Hamilton, ON Communications It has been a few short, and very busy, years filled with more than Hallie Winter (Osage) imagined when she left Buffalo, N.Y., in early 2015 to become the new director at the Osage Nation…

Continuing the Tradition of Growing Osage Indian Corn

One Hominy Committee member revives an Osage Tradition By: Roseanne McKee Reprinted with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Corn soup is a staple of traditional Osage food. However, many may not know that traditionally a specific heirloom variety of corn, called Osage Indian corn,…