#The Osage Nation


Native American Rights Fund returns ancestral lands to Osage Nation

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A National nonprofit returned 20 acres of ancestral lands in Missouri back to the Osage Nation. After an eight year legal battle, the Native American Rights Fund has finally signed over the land's deed to members of the tribe. The donation was received a day after...
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Indian schools remembered October 6

A Colorado pastor, Norman Mark, remembers attending four Indian boarding schools during his youth. “It was the loneliest time in my life,” he says. At a shopping mall waiting for his grandchildren, Pastor Norman Mark descended into dark memories of his childhood, when he lived at schools intent on annihilating his connection to his Native American culture so he could be more useful to white people.
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Honorary degree awarded by K-State to man who helped revive Osage language

An honorary K-State doctorate degree has been bestowed upon one of the last remaining full bloods of the Osage Nation. The Kansas Board of Regents last week approved the awarding of an honorary doctorate degree to Herman Mongrain Lookout, the master language teacher for the Osage Nation. K-State President Richard Myers spoke about Lookout’s contributions, which included creation of an alphabet for the Osage language.
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Cave sale saddens Osage Nation

A Missouri cave considered to be the most important rock art site in North America was sold at auction Tuesday to a private buyer, devastating leaders of the Osage Nation tribe who had hoped to buy the cave to "protect and preserve our most sacred site." The buyer, who remained...
Pawhuska Journal

Osage Nation closes on parcel for PRT

On behalf of the Osage Nation, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear closed on the purchase of the Ellis Thomas Ranch (ET Ranch), located on Elks Lodge Drive in Pawhuska, on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The property will be the site of the first-ever Osage Nation Primary Residential Treatment (PRT) facility. The...


OSAGE RESERVATION, OKLA. (Sept. 20, 2021) – Osage Nation’s ARP Cash Assistance program has served 11,721 Osages as of Friday, September 17, 2021 with more in-process. Enrolled members of the Osage Nation who submitted an ARP Cash Assistance application should continue to expect a check mailed within 30-days of the date on their approval email. Any Osages who have not received a check within that time frame or did not receive an approval email, should contact RT Consulting at (603) 255-8149 to get a status update.
Pawhuska Journal

Osage Nation honors the late Joe Freeman

The Osage Nation held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 14 in Pawhuska for 10 new senior-citizen housing units and used the occasion to honor the late Joe Freeman, who worked for more than 20 years as the tribe's Housing director. The new housing units are being financed through Indian Housing Block...

Sacred Native American Cave Filled With Ancient Tribal Art Sold To Anonymous Buyer

Though the Osage Nation tried to raise funds to buy the sacred Picture Cave themselves, they were outbid. For the Osage Nation, Picture Cave was invaluable. But Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers found a price. For $2.2 million, they sold the cave and its surrounding land — which the tribe calls the “womb of the universe” — to the highest bidder.

Native American Tribe Calls $2M Sale of Ancient Cave 'Heartbreaking'

A Missouri cave with Native American artwork that dates back more than 1,000 years was sold at auction for $2.2 million this week. According to the auction listing, the cave was an "ancient hallowed site for sacred rituals, astronomical studies, oral tradition, vision quests" and contained more than 290 prehistoric glyphs, "making it the largest collection of indigenous people's polychrome paintings in Missouri" and one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America.