Children of the Middle Waters: The Osage Nation Yesterday & Today

Children of the Middle Waters: The Osage Nation Yesterday & Today

through April 14, 2018

As one of three American Indian nations whose land intersects in Tulsa, the Osage People have had an important impact on Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma since relocating to the area in 1872. This exhibit offers a glimpse of the history and culture of the Osage Nation in partnership with the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska. Artifacts include historical objects and photographs as well as traditional and contemporary art.

  • Family in car with Frank Pettus standing.  Back seat L-R: Cornelia Pettus, Clara Wilson, _.  Glen Cove on Pikes Peak, August 16, 1932. Courtesy of Osage Nation Museum - P01-2051
  • Boardwalk and view of old Pawhuska, OK with old Council house on right of photo, 1900. Courtesy of Osage Nation Museum - P01-2084
  • L-R: unidentified, Rosa Bigheart Tallchief. Courtesy of Osage Nation Museum - P01-2156
  • L-R: Henry Roan, Jess Townsend. Courtesy of Osage Nation Museum - P01-2419
  • Elkins woman and her two children. Courtesy of Osage Nation Museum - P01-2468

**All images courtesy of the Osage Nation Museum, Pawhuska. For more information visit ONM’s Facebook page or website.

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