Osage Indians

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War-like Plains tribe related to the Sioux, were encountered (1673) on the Osage River in Missouri. Besides waging war on many tribes, they were allied with the French in the French and Indian Wars. Irving describes the Osage enthusiastically in A Tour on the Prairies, and their descendants, who have become wealthy through the discovery of oil on their Oklahoma lands, figure in Edna Ferber's Cimarron. John Joseph Matthews, an Osage, wrote Wah'kon-tah: The Osage and the White Man's Road (1932).

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