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Osage Research Bibliography
The following list of references are resources that the Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office recommends for beginning research into Osage history and culture. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, nor does the Historic Preservation Office endorse every detail of each publication, these are recognized as helpful sources for a deeper understanding of the Osage past. For any in-depth research on a specific aspect of Osage history, please contact the Historic Preservation Office directly and consult our Research Protocol.
Bailey, Garrick A.
1973 Changes in Osage Social Organization 1673-1906. Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene.
2001 The Osage. In Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 13, part 1, edited by Raymond J. DeMallie, pp. 476-496. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Bailey, Garrick A., Dan Swan, and John W. Nunley
2004 Art of the Osage. St. Louis Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington.
1980 The Osage Annuity Rolls of 1978. Ciga Press, Fallbrook, California.
1984 Osage Indian Bands and Clans. Ciga Press, Fallbrook, California.
1986 Osage Mission Baptisms, Marriages, and Internments 1820-1886. Ciga Press, Fallbrook, California.
1994 Symbolic and Decorative Art of the Osage People. Ciga Press, Fallbrook, California.
2004 A History of the Osage People. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
2005 Osage Indian Customs and Myths. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
Callahan, Alice Ann
1990 The Osage Ceremonial Dance I’n-Lon-schka. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
1974 The Origin of the Osage Indian Tribe. Garland Pub. Inc., New York.
Chapman, Carl, and Eleanor F. Chapman
1964 Indians and Archaeology of Missouri. University of Missouri Press for the College of Arts and Sciences, Columbia.
Diaz-Granados, Carol, James R. Duncan, and F. Kent Reilly III
2015 Picture Cave: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Mississippian Cosmos. University of Texas Press, Austin.
Din, Gilbert C., and Abraham P. Nasatir
1983 The Imperial Osage: Spanish-Indian Diplomacy in the Mississippi Valley. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Dorsey, George A.
1902 The Osage Mourning-War Ceremony. American Anthropologist 4:404- 411.
1904 Traditions of the Osage. Anthropological Series Vol. vii, No. 1, Fieldian Anthropology, Vol.7, No.1, Field Columbian Museum Publication No. 88, Chicago.
2017 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Doubleday, New York.
Hogan, Lawrence J.
1998 The Osage Indian Murders: The True Story of a Multiple Murder Plot to Acquire the Estates of Wealthy Osage Tribe Members. Amlex, Frederick, Maryland.
Hunter, Andrea A.
1984 An Ethnoarchaeological Analysis of Women’s Role in Osage Society. Master’s thesis. Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia.
La Flesche, Francis
1912 Osage Marriage Customs. American Anthropologist NS 14:127-130.
1921 The Osage Tribe: Rite of the Chiefs, Sayings of the Ancient Men. U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology 36th Annual Report, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1925 The Osage Tribe: Rite of Vigil. U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology 39th Annual Report, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1928 The Osage Tribe, Two Versions of the Child Naming Rite. GPO, U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology 43rd Annual Report, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1930 The Osage Tribe: Rite of the Wa –xo-be. GPO, U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology 44th Annual Report, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
1939 War Ceremony and Peace Ceremony of the Osage Indians. GPO, Bulletin No. 101, Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution., Washington D.C.
La Flesche, Francis, and Garrick A. Bailey
1995 The Osage and the Invisible World: from the Works of Francis La Flesche. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Rollings, Willard H.
1992 The Osage: An Ethnohistorical Study of Hegemony on the Prairie-Plains. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.
2004 Unaffected by the Gospel: Osage Resistance to the Christian Invasion (1673-1906): A Cultural Victory. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
Talbott, Wallace T.
1989 The Osages, Dominant Power of Louisiana Territory. Carlton Press, New York, New York.
White, James D.
1997 Getting Sense: The Osages and their Missionaries. Sarto Press, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1985 Bibliography of the Osage. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey.