History

Our goal is to inform, teach and, learn from our yesterdays, by documentation and oral histories so that children today can learn and pass it on to next generations.

The Osage Tribal Council elected leaders from July, 1906, until June 30, 2006. Also included is a cross-reference sheet, displaying the leaders, their titles (Principal Chief, Asst. Principal Chief, and Councilman), when they served, what numbered Tribal Council they served on and those leaders who were appointed that were not elected, due to resignations or untimely passings of the elected official.

A list of our Osage Veterans from World War I, Osage_Veterans_WWII and the Korean War. We will have Osage veterans listed from other wars when they become available, but we salute them ALL!

The Osage Minerals Council elected leaders from July 1, 2006 to present, and a cross-reference sheet.

The elected Osage Nation Executive, Legislative and appointed Judicial members from July 1, 2006 to present and two cross-reference sheets (Executive and Legislative, Judicial).

A history of our Headright Payments Since 1880. The information on these payments is not new, as it has been public record for years. In 2006, it was made available, for the first time, in spreadsheet form. The amounts are not adjusted for inflation; these are the exact amounts shown as they were paid out, per headright. For those unfamiliar with how this works, here’s an example. Using the headright payment from September, 2007 ($6,495), if the shareholder holds a quarter headright (0.25), multiply the headright payment of $6,495 times (X) 0.25. Therefore, the shareholder received $1,623.75. We will update the spreadsheet every three months (February, May, August, November), as soon as the new headright share price is verified.

Finally, we’d like to direct your attention, regarding the story, entitled “The Story of the Spider” and a beautiful poem, entitled “Living in the Holy Land“. The poem was written by famed author and poet Carter Revard (who graciously gave us permission to post it here), and read at the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial in St. Louis, in September, 2006. Both stories are very inspirational and thought-provoking, and we are very pleased to share these with the entire world.

There will be more fascinating documents on this page, so stay with us on this Osage Tribal Museum website.

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1906 Allotment Act

Click here for a copy of the 1906 Allotment Act.

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