LEGENDS

Cowboys began driving cattle over this part of Indian Territory during the civil war, fattening them on abundant bluestem grass. Today you can see over 250,000 head of cattle grazing the same Osage grass along with an estimated 10,000 bison. And where there was money to be had and good places to hide, there were always outlaws; Jesse James, Belle Starr, and the Dalton brothers hid out in the hills and caves throughout the county.
The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond

This self-described “accidental country girl” was born in nearby Bartlesville. She married into a third-generation Osage County ranching family, and found herself worlds away from the golf-club community where she grew up.  This homeschooling mother of four, soon settled in to life as a rancher’s wife. Her husband not only raises cattle, he also takes part in the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, which contracts with ranch owners to manage wild horse herds.  Ree Drummond, who began as a successful blogger sharing her recipes and musings about ranch life, has gone on to become a suc... READ MORE

Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia          Born Elizabeth Marie Tallchief (Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa;[2] January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was considered America's first major prima ballerina,[3] and was the first Native American to hold the rank.[1]   Almost from birth, Tallchief was involved in dance, starting formal lessons at age three. When she was eight, her family relocated from her birth home of Fairfax, Oklahoma, to Los Angeles, California, to advance the careers of her and her younger sister, Marjorie. At age 17, she moved to New York City in search of a s... READ MORE

Marjorie Tallchief

Marjorie Tallchief

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marjorie Tallchief was a ballerina of the Osage Nation. She is the younger sister of the late prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief, and was the first Native American to be named "première danseuse étoile " in the Paris Opera Ballet.[1][2]  Early lifeMarjorie Louise Tallchief was born 19 Oct 1926[2] in Denver, Colorado while her parents, Alexander Tallchief and his wife, Ruth (née Porter), were on a family vacation with her older siblings, brother Gerald and sister Maria Tallchief. She was raised in Fairfax, Oklahoma. She and her family moved to Los Angeles in 193... READ MORE

Major General Clarence Tinker

Major General Clarence Tinker

Clarence Leonard Tinker (1887-1942) was the first American Indian in U.S. Army history to attain the rank of major general; Tinker took command of the Hawaiian Department following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.  Promoted to major general in early 1942, he was placed in charge of the newly created Seventh Air Force at Hickam Field, Hawaii., Tinker led four Liberator bombers on a raid to Wake Island on June 5, 1942.  Leaving Midway Island on June 6, his plane crashed at sea, killing all on board. Clarence L. Tinker was the first American general to die in World War II; his body was never ... READ MORE

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia        Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford.   Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his extraordinary horsemanship. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theatre owner in the 50's coming of age drama, The L... READ MORE