Washashe Wageress Pahvgreh Tse by William Comb Regus (1834)
Known as the first Osage book, Washashe Wageress Pahvgreh Tse is considered a historical artifact. The work contains missing or blurred pages; however, it is an essential reference and resource for scholars.
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A Dictionary of the Osage Language by Francis LaFlesche (1932)
Francis LaFlesche was the son of the last Omaha head chief. He eventually became an ethnologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution. His effort to capture and preserve a record of tribal culture yielded hours of recordings of Osage chants and ceremonies. The Library of Congress now holds the recordings.
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