The 2229 Original Osage Allottees
April 2 - December 14, 2014
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
A new exhibition, 2229 Original Osage Allottees, will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in the third floor gallery of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The opening will include a poetry reading at 2:30 p.m. by Osage poet, Carter Revard, followed by a reception from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
The exhibit concerns the resolution of a dispute over land ownership for the Osage tribe who once lived in Missouri, but were moved to Kansas, and then to a reservation in Oklahoma. The federal government allotted, or assigned private ownership of what had been tribally owned reservation land to individual Osage tribe members. This was the result of the Osage Allotment Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1906.
More than 1,300 photographs are showcased in this exhibition featuring the original allottees of the Osage Tribe. Individuals, families and friends are presented as a proud nation of individuals and families steeped in tradition, noble and united.
The 2229 Osage Allottees has been organized by the Osage Tribal Museum. It is curated by Kathryn Red Corn and Priscilla Hokiahse Iba and designed by Carl Brune.
Established in 1938, the Osage Tribal Museum is the oldest tribally-owned museum in the U.S. It is located on the Osage Nation Campus in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
The exhibition is free-of-charge.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wed. - Sun.