By Louis F. Burns

Traces four hundred years of Osage tradition from prehistoric occasions to the group's present prestige as an formally famous tribe.

Osage conventional lands can be found in mid-continental the US encompassed via the present-day states of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. significant waterways via those lands and the defensible terrain of the Ozark diversity supplied the tribe a special virtue in prehistoric and early historical instances. A warlike humans, the Osage lengthy encroached on neighboring tribal lands, in particular these of the Caddo to the southwest. but stable ordinary limitations and centuries of good fortune in conflict afforded the tribe little virtue in makes an attempt to prevent Euro-American westward growth. 3 significant routes to the West—the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers and the Continental Trail—crossed Osage land, so clash with the beginners used to be inevitable.

Louis Burns attracts on ancestral oral traditions and examine in a wide physique of literature to inform the tale of the Osage humans. He writes truly and concisely, from the Osage point of view. First released in 1989 and for a few years out of print, this revised variation is augmented by means of a brand new preface and maps. as a result of its masterful compilation and synthesis of the identified information, A historical past of the Osage People remains to be the simplest reference for info on a huge American Indian people.

Louis F. Burns, of Osage-French-Scottish historical past, is a member of the Mottled Eagle extended family and writer of six books, together with Symbolic and ornamental artwork of the Osage People.

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