- Tapa blanda: 842 páginas
- Editor: University of Oklahoma Press; Edición: New edition (17 de febrero de 2016)
- Colección: Civilization of the American Indian Series
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0806117702
- ISBN-13: 978-0806117706
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The Osages: Children of the Middle Waters (Civilization of the American Indian Series) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 17 feb 2016
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Perhaps once in a generation a great book appears on the life of a peopleless than a nation, more than a tribethat reflects in a clear light the epic strivings of men and women everywhere, since the beginnings of time.The Osages: Children of the Middle Waters is such a book. Drawing from the oral history of his people before the coming of Europeans, the recorded history since, and his own lifetime among them, John Joseph Mathews created a truly epic history.
This account of the Osages, a Siouan tribe once centered in the area now occupied by St. Louis, later on small streams in southwestern Missouri and southeastern Kansas, then in northeastern Oklahoma, is a spiritual one. Their quest in the centuries-long record was for the meaning of WahKon-Tah, the Great Mysteries. In war, in peace, in camps and villages, in their land of the Middle Waters, the Osages met all of the changes and hardships people are likely to meet anywhere.
Mathews tells the Osages story with rare poetical feeling, in rhythms of language and with dramatic insights that surpass even his first book,WahKon-Tah: The Osage and the White Mans Road, which was selected by a major book club when published in 1932. Mathews managed his vast canvas with consummate skill, marking him as one of the major interpreters of American Indian life and history.
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John Joseph Mathews (1895-1979) a mixed-blood Osage, graduated from the universities of Oklahoma and Oxford, England, and was the author of Wah'Kon-Tah: The Osage and the White Man's Road, Talking to the Moon, Sundown, Life and Death of an Oilman: The Career of E. W. Marland, and Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography.
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Mathews' history of the Osage tribe, now the only independent nation inside the Continental United States, is a fascinating account of the tribe. It is written in Mathews' unique style.
Amazingly detailed, yet with a personal touch, this is THE one to read because, unlike more recent Osage history books, John Joseph actually knew the chiefs and the tribal members and they related the true legends and tribal history directly to him.
That's why this is the best book to read if you really want to understand the Osage tribe.
As a side note, Mathews was the first native American to attend Oxford University in England and was the sole creator of the written Osage language.