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  • Major General Clarence Leonard Tinker (1887 - 1942)
    Clarence L. Tinker From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMajor General Clarence Leonard Tinker (1887–1942) was an airman who lost his life during World War II while on a combat mission during the Japane...
  • Chief Sylvester J. Tinker, Osage Tribe (1903 - 1991)
    Obituary:* Los Angeles Times* December 09, 1991* Copyright 2017 Los Angeles Times* J. Tinker ; Former Chief of Osage TribeSylvester J. Tinker, 88, American Indian who was chief of the Osage tribe from ...
  • Chief James Bigheart (1842 - 1908)
    CHIEF JAMES BIGHEART OF THE OSAGES By Orpha B. RussellMuch has been written and published about the Osage people, commonly recognized as the wealthiest tribe of American Indians, yet the one man largel...
  • Joseph Alexander Tall Chief (1890 - 1959)
    From "Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina" By Maria Tallchief with Larry Kaplan>My father, Alexander Joseph Tall Chief, was a full-blooded Osage Indian. Six foot two, he walked with a sturdy gai...


The Osage people are one of the Native American tribes of Oklahoma. See

The project will cover the various families that make up the Osage Nation.

Interesting Stories

Notable Osage

  • Scott BigHorse, Osage Assistant Principal Chief, elected to the Oklahoma House; served (2006-2008).
  • Louis F. Burns (1920-2012), historian and author, considered a leading expert on Osage history, customs, and mythology. Author of thirteen books including A History of the Osage People.
  • David Holt (politician), currently serves in the Oklahoma state Senate. He is the first Osage elected to state office since 2006.[41]
  • Dennis McAuliffe, journalist and writer, assistant foreign editor of the Washington Post. Since investigating the 1925 death of his Osage grandmother during the "Reign of Terror" and publishing Bloodland: A Family Story of Oil, Greed and Murder on the Osage Reservation (1994), he has become an enrolled Osage member; and been active in recruiting and teaching Native American students in journalism. From 2003-2009, he led "Reznet," a website he founded to teach and mentor journalism online to Native American students at a variety of universities[42]; he also teaches at the University of Montana and in the summer American Indian Journalism Institute.
  • John Joseph Mathews (c. 1894-1979), author/historian, was a World War I veteran who became one of the Osage Nation's most important spokesmen and writers. He studied at the University of Oklahoma and Oxford; he wrote classic histories of the Osage, and a novel set during the early 20th-century period of the oil boom and the social disruption it caused.
  • Willard Hughes Rollings, historian who published Unaffected by the Gospel: Osage Resistance to the Christian Invasion, 1673-1906: A Cultural Victory (2004), a study of Christian missionaries and the Osage, who resisted Christianization to retain their own religion and practices. The book was published by the University of New Mexico Press.
  • Chief Tall Chief
  • Elizabeth Maria Tallchief
  • Marjorie Tallchief
  • Albert Penn
  • Clarence Leonard Tinker (1887–1942), US major general and airman who lost his life during World War II while on a combat mission during the Japanese attack on Midway Island in the Pacific, June 7, 1942. Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is named in his honor. He was the highest ranking native American descendant in the U. S. Army and the first general killed in World War II.
  • Carter Revard - is a poet, author, and Rhodes Scholar.