A Pipe for February: A Novel (American Indian Literature and by Charles H. Red Corn

By Charles H. Red Corn

At the flip of the 20 th century, the Osage Indians owned Oklahoma’s most beneficial oil reserves and have become participants of the world’s first prosperous oil inhabitants. Osage little ones and grandchildren endured to admire the outdated customs and methods, yet now in addition they had lives of rest: paying for huge houses, pricey automobiles, consuming in fancy eating places, and touring to far off locations. within the Twenties, in addition they chanced on themselves immersed in a sequence of murders. Charles H. purple Corn units A Pipe for February by contrast turbulent, exhilarating background.

Tracing the reviews of John Grayeagle, the story’s major personality, purple Corn describes the Osage murders from the viewpoint of a conventional Osage. different books at the infamous crimes have eager about the greed of presidency officers and businessmen to extend their oil wealth. crimson Corn specializes in the nature of the Osage humans, drawing on his personal reports and insights as a member of the Osage Tribe.

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You see, he’s my uncle and I thought he’d be here to meet me. ” “On Eighth Street. ” Ted asked. “Well, not exactly. ” “Well then, don’t bother him,” Ted said. ” She laughed and extended her hand to Molly. ” We each introduced ourselves to Mavis Davis. ” Molly asked. “Yes, ma’am. I would,” Mavis said. “I love your outfit, Molly. ” “Thank you, Mavis,” and Molly smiled. 32 CHARLES H. RED CORN A taxi driver entered the restaurant, looked around to our table. ” “Yes. ” She turned to us. ” “I’ll get the tea,” Ted said.

We both looked down into the valley. In the valley an older Osage man and woman walked toward the east. Their hair was hanging loose and the woman wore a cloth dress. The man was dressed in buckskin leggings and a breechcloth that covered his lower body and legs. He was bare above the waist. They must have heard the bell cow in the distance, but they gave no indication they were aware of our presence. Roper took the bell from the cow’s neck and we stood on the edge of the flat-topped hill, holding the reins of the horses.

The moon gave some light and the pre-dawn sounds made a good ride to the loading pens. Choctaw is a big gentle horse and I enjoy riding him. From the top of the hill looking down to the rail line we saw a lantern light and a campfire at Onapah. The lantern hung on a pole by the loading chute and lit a sign on the loading pens that identified Onapah to the train engineers. The still darkness had a definite chill, and riding down the hill I saw Cloud squat near the fire and pour coffee, and another cup of coffee seemed like a good idea.

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