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November 15, 2013

Vote for a removal trial is a first for the Osage government; Trial date yet to be set

The Third Osage Nation Congress voted unanimously for a removal trial of Principal Chief John Red Eagle on Nov. 15.

The 12-0 vote is a first in the history of the reformed tribal government.

October 16, 2013

Wind Farm footprint goes right through Osages first buffalo trail

The Osage Nation and The Nature Conservancy are joining forces against a planned wind farm in Osage County.

March 8, 2013

Chief Red Eagle: ‘I’m proud to be your chief.’

Osage Nation services are offered to all Osages. A majority of services are also offered to low-income families in Osage County. Some of those services received state and national recognition in 2012.

Principal Chief John Red Eagle touted these achievements in his annual State of the Nation address March 8 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center. In his roughly 30-minute speech, Red Eagle highlighted each department’s accomplishments. Some highlights were:

March 27, 2012

Bighorse served as assistant chief to Chief Sylvester Tinker. Funeral services begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Pawhuska Indian Camp Chapel

LAWRENCE RUSSELL BIGHORSE passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  He was 80 years old.

July 27, 2011

Over 2,000 votes cast for the top two Executive Branch posts last year; Board is also considering a Facebook page for informational purposes

The Osage Nation Election Board voted unanimously to destroy the hundreds of paper ballots cast in the July 2010 runoff election for the top two Executive Branch offices. On July 25, those 2,000-plus ballots were shredded after being retrieved from the Pawhuska bank safe where they were stored.

August 18, 2010

Former ON Congress Speaker Faren Revard-Anderson named senior adviser to Chief Red Eagle and Assistant Chief BigHorse

Principal Chief John Red Eagle has released the details of his new administration’s qualifications and the experience they will bring to his new administration.

August 5, 2010

In his first speech as Principal Chief, John Red Eagle said he would “call for a day of reconciliation” to bring everyone together.

August 4, 2010

Inaugurations to be broadcast live on Inauguration begins at 10 a.m. at the WahZhaZhi Cultural Center

All Osages are invited to attend the Inauguration for Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle and Assistant Principal Chief Scott N. BigHorse at 10 a.m., at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main in Pawhuska. A lunch will follow.

The inauguration will be broadcast live on the Nation's Web site,

According to the Osage Constitution, the authority of the Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief will be transferred to Red Eagle and BigHorse as soon as they are sworn in.

July 21, 2010
The Nation has until Oct. 22 to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, ON Congress passes appropriation bill for litigation
July 20, 2010
Red Eagle will announce his administration before Aug. 4 inauguration. Red Eagle first full blood Osage Chief since Chief Paul Pitts
July 19, 2010

Scott BigHorse wins Assistant Principal Chief race

[Editor's Note: This story was modified on July 20 to reflect the voter breakdown.]

John Red Eagle is the new Osage Nation Principal Chief. Scott BigHorse is the new Assistant Principal Chief.

Runoff Election results:

Principal Chief: John Red Eagle - 1,345 In-person - 542 Absentee - 803

Tim Tall Chief - 1,006 In-person - 402 Absentee - 604

Assistant Principal Chief:

July 19, 2010
Excessive heat warning issued by weather officials, heat index expected to hit 105 to 115
July 13, 2010
Nation will decide who will be the next principal chief and assistant principal chief
July 8, 2010
If elected, ‘we’ve got to put in some long hours’
July 8, 2010
BigHorse says his experience as a state representative will be invaluable
June 30, 2010
The candidates were asked eight questions with three minutes to answer and one minute for rebuttal
June 28, 2010
Red Eagle and Tall Chief answer questions about their prospective administrations, budgets and the reservation status case
June 23, 2010

Debates for the four runoff candidates to be held at 6 p.m. in the WahZhaZhi Cultural Center. Debates will be broadcast live on

The Osage News runoff election debates are tonight and all four candidates have said they will be there. The candidates running are John Red Eagle and Tim Tall Chief for principal chief, and Amanda Proctor and Scott BigHorse for assistant principal chief. The debates will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, and will be broadcast live on the Nation’s Web site at The public is invited to attend the debates and hear the candidates answer the debate questions. The event is also being catered by the Osage Million Dollar Elm.

June 16, 2010

Runoff election debate slated for June 23 at the Cultural Center in Pawhuska

The Osage News is holding runoff election debates on June 23 in Pawhuska featuring the four candidates running for the Osage Nation Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief offices in the July 19 runoff election.

The debates will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, and will be broadcast live on the Nation’s Web site at The public is invited to attend the debates that day and hear the candidates answer the debate questions.

The event is also being catered by the Osage Million Dollar Elm.

June 10, 2010
July 19 runoff election set for Principal Chief, Assistant Principal Chief candidates. Those seeking a recount have until 3:35 p.m. Saturday to make request
May 25, 2010

Four candidates have filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy within the past 10 years

The Osage News conducted a public records check on all the candidates running in both the General and Minerals Council elections, dating back 10 years, and found that four candidates filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Those candidates who filed bankruptcies were Assistant Principal Chief candidate Scott BigHorse, Congressional Candidates Louis Gray and William “Kugee” Supernaw, and Minerals Council candidate Curtis Bear.

The Osage News asked the four candidates to comment.

May 20, 2010

Debra Lookout wins first place, Brian Lookout takes second











Osage tribal member Debra Lookout took the top prize in this year’s National Indian Taco Championship for the second time in four years. It’s a moment that is literally a dream come true.

May 17, 2010
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