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Wah'Kon-Tah
     

Wah'Kon-Tah

by John Joseph Mathews
 

In Wah’Kon-Tah, John Joseph Mathews relied heavily on the papers of Osage agent Major Labian J. Miles to recreate the world of the Osage during the last quarter of the Nineteenth century and first quarter of the twentieth century. Using his own experiences, Mathews stressed the spirituality, dignity, and humor of the Osages as they acculturated to the

Overview

In Wah’Kon-Tah, John Joseph Mathews relied heavily on the papers of Osage agent Major Labian J. Miles to recreate the world of the Osage during the last quarter of the Nineteenth century and first quarter of the twentieth century. Using his own experiences, Mathews stressed the spirituality, dignity, and humor of the Osages as they acculturated to the non-Indian world and adapted some of its aspects for their own use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806116990
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
01/01/1932
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
857,109
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John Joseph Mathews (1895–1979) a mixed-blood Osage, graduated from the universities of Oklahoma and Oxford, England, and was the author of  Wah’Kon-Tah: The Osage and the White Man’s Road,Talking to the Moon, Sundown, Life and Death of an Oilman: The Career of E. W. Marland, and Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography.  
 

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