All Osage families have elders, ancestors and teachers. That is just another of the blessings of being a member of a tribe.
Should it be that those who we think of as elders have gone on to that better world, still we know we are fortunate to have known them.
We all know when we gather as families or as a People, we call on our elders of the past, and we rely on their teachings. That is important because there are issues we face as a nation, and things we must take care of as tribal people.