Curator at the Osage Nation Museum, Hallie Winter, announced Thursday the the museum had received the largest gift of photographic material in the museum’s 78-year history. Gifted to the Museum was approximately 1,000 photographs and documents related to Osage history.
The donation was made possible by Osage Nation’s Assistant Principal Chief, Raymond W. Red Corn, who said “I want to dedicate this collection to the memory of my parents, Raymond Red Corn Jr. and Waltina.” Included in the collection were photos of famed Osage Ho-ta-moie, along with rare 1895 stereoviews of Pawhuska all of which were given to Red Corn by his father.
The gift also includes historic photographs and real photo post cards which pertain to Osage history and culture. Many prominent Osage individuals from the turn of the century are depicted, as well as images from the early days of Pawhuska and Fairfax.
You can see the collection at the Osage Nation Museum located at 819 Grandview Ave in Pawhuska.