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For more than eighty years, the University of Oklahoma Press has published award-winning books about the West and we are proud to bring to you our new American West catalog. The catalog features the newest titles from both the University of Oklahoma Press and The Arthur H. Clark Company, an imprint of OU Press. For a complete list of titles available from OU Press, please visit our website at For a complete list of The Arthur H. Clark Company titles, please visit We hope you enjoy this catalog and appreciate your continued support of the University of Oklahoma Press. Price and availability subject to change without notice. PHOTO CREDITS On the cover: Alexander Phimister Proctor at Glacier Point, courtesy Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. Inside front cover: Close up portrait of President Lyndon B. Johnson, photographed by Yoichi Okamoto, courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, Texas. Pages 14–15: Union soldiers in trenches before Petersburg , courtesy Library of Congress. Pages 16–17: Dodge City in 1872. Courtesy Kansas State Historical Society. Page 18: Blackfoot Indian, (Bear Bull?) holding horse outside tipi, courtesy Libary of Congress.

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American Indian Full Court Quest The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World By Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith $29.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3973-9 · 496 pages At the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the girls from the Fort Shaw Indian School in Montana introduced an international audience to the fledgling game and returned home with a trophy declaring them champions. Full-Court Quest offers a rare glimpse into American Indian life and into the world of women’s basketball before “girls’ rules” temporarily shackled the sport. Indian Tribes of Oklahoma A Guide By Blue Clark $29.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4060-5 · 416 pages Oklahoma is home to nearly forty American Indian tribes, and it includes the largest Native population of any state. As a result, many Americans think of the state as “Indian Country.” Blue Clark, an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has rendered a completely new guide for information on the state’s Native peoples that reflects the drastic transformation of Indian Country in recent years. As a synthesis of current knowledge, this book places the state’s Indians in their contemporary context as no other book has done. Indian Blues American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1890–1934 By John W. Troutman $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4019-3 · 320 pages From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. In this innovative study, John W. Troutman explores the politics of music at the turn of the twentieth century in three spheres: reservations, offreservation boarding schools, and public venues such as concert halls and Chautaqua circuits. Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884–1907 By Devon Abbott Mihesuah $32.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4052-0 · 352 pages During the decades between the Civil War and the establishment of Oklahoma statehood, Choctaws suffered almost daily from murders, thefts, and assaults—usually at the hands of white intruders, but increasingly by Choctaws themselves. This book focuses on two previously unexplored murder cases to illustrate the intense factionalism that emerged among tribal members during those lawless years as conservative Nationalists and proassimilation Progressives fought for control of the Choctaw Nation. The Indian Southwest, 1580–1830 By Gary Clayton Anderson $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4067-4 · 384 pages In The Indian Southwest, 1580-1830 demonstrates that, in the face of European conquest, severe drought, and disease, Indians in the Southwest proved remarkably adaptable and dynamic, remaining independent actors and even prospering. Some tribes temporarily joined Spanish missions or assimilated into other tribes. Others survived by remaining on the fringe of Spanish settlement, migrating, and expanding exchange relationships with other tribes. Still others incorporated remnant bands and individuals and strengthened their economic systems. The vibrancy of southwestern Indian societies today is due in part to the exchange-based political economies their ancestors created almost three centuries ago.

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Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest, 750–1750 By William B. Carter $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4009-4 · 312 pages When considering the history of the Southwest, scholars have typically viewed Apaches, Navajos, and other Athabaskans as marauders who preyed on Pueblo towns and Spanish settlements. William Carter now offers a multilayered reassessment of historical events and environmental and social change to show how mutually supportive networks among Native peoples created alliances in the centuries before and after Spanish settlement. Sacagawea’s Child The Life and Times of Jean-Baptiste (Pomp) Charbonneau By Susan M. Colby $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4098-8 · 206 pages Sacagawea’s Child follows the life of Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, a boy born at the forefront of westward expansion in the early nineteenth century. Author Susan M. Colby details Charbonneau family history, analyzing the characters and cultures of Jean-Baptiste’s father, Toussaint, a French fur trader, and Sacagawea, his Shoshoni and Hidatsa mother. Peyote vs. the State Religious Freedom on Trial By Garrett Epps $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4026-1 · 296 pages With the grace of a novel, this book chronicles the six-year duel between two remarkable men with different visions of religious freedom in America. Weaving fascinating legal narrative with personal drama, Peyote vs. the State offers a riveting look at how justice works—and sometimes doesn’t—in America today.

Art The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture Edited by Joan Carpenter Troccoli $65.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4081-0 · 304 pages $39.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4097-1 · 304 pages In the decades bracketing the turn of the twentieth century, Charles M. Russell depicted the American West in a fresh, personal, and deeply moving way. This handsome book—a companion volume to the acclaimed Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné, edited by B. Byron Price—showcases many of the artist’s best-known works and chronicles the sources and evolution of his style. Charles M. Russell A Catalogue Raisonné Edited by B. Byron Price $125.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3836-7 · 352 pages Charles M. Russell is the most beloved artist of the American West. This work, the result of a decade of research and scholarship, features 170 color reproductions of his greatest works and six essays by Russell experts and scholars. Each book contains a unique key code granting access to the more than 4,000 works created and signed by Russell.

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The West of the Imagination Second Edition By William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann $65.00 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3533-5 · 640 pages For many people, “western art” immediately conjures images by Frederic Remington or Georgia O’Keeffe—but there’s so much more. This new edition by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and his son is significantly expanded and updated and shows that the West is a vibrant mirror of American cultural diversity. Through 450 illustrations—more than half of them in color—the authors trace the visual evolution of the myth of the American West, from unknown frontier to repository of American values, covering popular and high arts alike. Wildlife in American Art Masterworks from the National Museum of Wildlife Art By Adam Duncan Harris $55.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4015-5 · 320 pages $35.00 Paper · 978-0-8061-4099-5 ·320 pages The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, has assembled the most comprehensive collection of paintings and sculptures portraying North American wildlife in the world. Wildlife in American Art presents a generous sampling of the museum’s holdings, charts the history of this enduring theme in American art, and explores the evolving relationship between Americans and the natural resources of this continent. In Contemporary Rhythm The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein By Peter H. Hassrick and Elizabeth J. Cunningham $65.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3937-1 · 416 pages $34.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-3948-7 · 416 pages One of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, Ernest L. Blumenschein was perhaps the most complex and accomplished of all the painters associated with that pioneering organization. This volume is the definitive work on Blumenschein’s life and art, reproducing masterworks from a new exhibit along with additional works and historical photographs to form the most comprehensive assemblage of his paintings ever published. Spanish Mustangs in the Great American West Return of the Horse to America By John S. Hockensmith $49.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-9975-7 · 204 pages Horses are an integral part of the American experience. Yet prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s, horses had been absent from North America for millennia. In this beautifully illustrated volume, celebrated equine photographer John S. Hockensmith reveals how the return of horses with the conquistadors both altered American Indian cultures and later supported the development of the United States. Distributed for John S. Hockensmith

Faces of the Frontier Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845–1924 By Frank H. Goodyear III $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4082-7 · 320 pages Faces of the Frontier showcases more than 140 photographic portraits of leaders, statesmen, soldiers, laborers, activists, criminals, and others, all posed before the cameras that made their way to nearly every mining shanty-town and frontier outpost on the prairie. The names of some are familiar—Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley. The names of others may be less well known, but they played a significant role in re-creating the American West. These are all people of the West, and their portraits give us a unique glimpse into a lost time and place.


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Charles Deas and 1840s America By Carol Clark $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4030-8 · 248 pages Charles Deas (1818–67), an enigmatic figure on the edge of mainstream artistic circles in mid-nineteenth-century New York, went west to explore new opportunities and subjects in 1840. From his adopted hometown of St. Louis, Deas sent his iconic paintings of fur trappers and Indians back east for exhibition and sale, briefly winning the recognition that had earlier eluded him. This handsome volume—featuring more than 150 illustrations, 70 in color—is the first book exclusively devoted to Deas. Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet An Impressionist at Glacier National Park By William E. Farr $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4014-8 · 256 pages Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet showcases the life and work of a German Impressionist artist, who portrayed a “vanished” West. This book marks both an appreciation of Seyler’s unique art and a fascinating glimpse into the promotion of a national park in its early years. Farr presents more than one hundred images—many in color—including Seyler’s major works from Glacier, other paintings from his European years, and historic photographs from the park. Sculptor in Buckskin The Autobiography of Alexander Phimister Proctor Second Edition Edited by Katharine C. Ebner $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4007-0 · 244 pages This new edition of Proctor’s autobiography provides a thorough introduction to a distinctively American artist whose monumental sculptures and statues adorn parks, public buildings, and museums, as well as private homes and businesses across the country. The text takes the reader on a far-flung journey from his birth in Ontario and childhood in Denver to his travels as a young man throughout the United States and eventually to Paris. Lanterns on the Prairie The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock Edited by Steven L. Grafe $60.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4022-3 · 336 pages $34.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4029-2 · 336 pages Lanterns on the Prairie explores the motivations of the players in photographer Walter McClintock’s story and the historic context of his engagement with the Blackfeet. The photographs themselves provide an irreplaceable visual record of the Blackfeet during a pivotal period in their history. Colorado The Artists’ Muse By Natasha K. Brandstatter, Meredith M. Evans, Peter H. Hassrick, and Nicole A. Parks $22.50 Paper · 978-0-914738-60-2 · 80 pages With its vast prairies and impressive mountains, Colorado has been a mecca for painters since the beginning of the nineteenth century. This latest volume in the Denver Art Museum’s Western Passages series celebrates a diverse group of painters who found special allegiance to the Rockies and to the human history of Colorado.

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Placing Memory A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment Photographs by Todd Stewart Essays by Natasha Egan and Karen J. Leong $34.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3951-7 · 132 pages Placing Memory is a powerful visual record of the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II by the U.S. government. Featuring Todd Stewart’s stunning color photographs of the sites as they appear today, the book provides a rigorous visual survey of the physical features of the camps—roads, architectural remains, and monuments— along with maps and statistical information. Sentimental Journey The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller By Lisa Strong $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-88360-105-1 · 208 pages “An outstanding achievement. Strong’s book is a major contribution to studies not just of western art but American art in general. ”—Alex Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art, Yale University “Sentimental Journey will set a new scholarly standard for monographs on western art.” —William H. Truettner, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Art from Fort Marion The Silberman Collection By Joyce M. Szabo $49.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3883-1 · 208 pages $29.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3889-3 · 208 pages During the 1870s, Cheyenne and Kiowa prisoners of war at Fort Marion, Florida, graphically recorded their responses to incarceration in drawings that conveyed both the present reality of imprisonment and nostalgic memories of home. The Silberman Collection is an unusually complete group of images that illustrate the artists’ fascination with the world outside the southern plains, their living conditions and survival strategies as prisoners, and their reminiscences of pre-reservation life.

Biography & Memior Lyndon B. Johnson and Modern America By Kevin J. Fernlund $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4077-3 · 192 pages Born in a farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country, Lyndon Baines Johnson brought a western sensibility to the White House. Kevin J. Fernlund has written a brief, lively biography of the thirty-sixth president that better shows how his home state molded his early years—and how the one-time Houston schoolteacher eventually became a Texas tornado twisting across the state’s and soon the nation’s political landscape. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Cold War, and the Atomic West By Jon Hunner $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4046-9 · 272 pages In 1922, the teenage son of a Jewish immigrant ventured from Manhattan to New Mexico for his health. After several trips to the western retreat at Sangre de Cristo Mountains, J. Robert Oppenheimer came to feel at home in the American West. This is the first book to explicitly link him with the region. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Cold War, and the Atomic West explores how the West influenced Oppenheimer as a scientist and as a person—and the role he played in influencing it.


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Call Me Lucky A Texan in Hollywood By Robert Hinkle with Mike Farris $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4093-3 · 272 pages From his birth in Brownfield, Texas, to a family so poor “they could only afford a tumbleweed as a pet,” Hinkle went on to gain acclaim in Hollywood as a speech coach, actor, producer, director, and friend to the stars. Along the way, Hinkle helped James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper, talk like Texans for the epic film Giant and Academy Award–winning Hud. The author appeared in numerous television series, including Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Dragnet, and Walker, Texas Ranger. More than forty photographs, including rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of the stars Hinkle met and befriended along the way, complement this rousing, never-dull memoir. Jedediah Smith No Ordinary Mountain Man By Barton H. Barbour $26.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4011-7 · 228 pages Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest and roamed through more of the West than anyone of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from legend, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this important figure. Dozens of monuments commemorate Smith today. This readable book is another, giving modern readers new insight into the character and remarkable achievements of one of the West’s most complex characters. The Sundance Kid The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh By Donna B. Ernst $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3982-1 · 264 pages He gained renown as the sidekick of Butch Cassidy, but the Sundance Kid—whose real name was Harry Alonzo Longabaugh—led a fuller life than history or Hollywood has allowed. Combining genealogical research, access to family records, and explorations in historical archives, Ernst details the Sundance Kid’s movements to paint a complete picture of the man. Nicholas Black Elk Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic By Michael F. Steltenkamp $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4063-6 · 296 pages In Nicholas Black Elk, Michael F. Steltenkamp provides the first full interpretive biography of Black Elk, distilling in one volume what is known of this American Indian wisdom keeper whose life has helped guide others. Combining in-depth biography with its cultural context, the author depicts a more complex Black Elk than has previously been known. Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah By Patti Dickinson $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4070-4 · 256 pages Writing for readers old and young, Patti Dickinson tells the inspiring story of how Coach Tommy Thompson made a difference in the lives of a generation of Cherokee youth. Through football, Thompson taught his boys the skills and values they would need to succeed in life, and twice led his team to the state finals. She paints compelling portraits of Thompson’s boys—the men whose firsthand stories and reminiscences form the basis of the narrative—and re-creates daily life at the boarding school.

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Victorio Apache Warrior and Chief By Kathleen P. Chamberlain $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3843-5 · 272 pages Graced with historic photos of Victorio, other Apaches, and U.S. military leaders, this biography portrays Victorio as a leader who sought a peaceful homeland for his people in the face of wrongheaded decisions from Washington. It is the most nearly complete and balanced picture yet to emerge of a Native leader caught in the conflicts and compromises of the nineteenth-century Southwest. The Good Times Are All Gone Now Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town By Julie Whitesel Weston $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4075-9 · 248 Pages Julie Whitesel Weston left her hometown of Kellogg, Idaho, but eventually it pulled her back. Only when she returned to this mining community in the Idaho Panhandle did she begin to see the paradoxes of the place where she grew up. Her book combines oral history, journalistic investigation, and personal reminiscence to take a fond but hard look at life in Kellogg during “the good times.” “An important portrait of the interior West—the true stuff, raw and gritty, honest to the bone.”—Craig Lesley, author of Burning Fence and Sky Fisherman Horses That Buck The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith By Margot Kahn $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3912-8 · 208 pages When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, threetime world champion saddle-bronc rider “Cody” Bill Smith said simply, “Horses that buck.” Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000, Smith was a legend in his own time. His story is a genuine slice of rodeo life—a life of magic for those good enough to win. Legacies of Camelot Stewart and Lee Udall, American Culture, and the Arts By L. Boyd Finch $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3879-4 · 208 pages In Legacies of Camelot, L. Boyd Finch describes the growing partnership between government and the arts during the Kennedy-Johnson years, a remarkable story that until now has received only cursory attention. “An intimate portrait of Stewart and Lee Udall, an American canvas painted with considerable perception, sympathy, and candor.” —N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of House Made of Dawn Agnes Lake Hickok Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend By Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers $29.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3983-8 · 416 pages The first woman in America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok. While taking her show to Abilene, she met town marshal Hickok and married him five years later. This account of a remarkable life cuts through fictions about Agnes’s life, including her own embellishments, to uncover her true story.


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Best of Covered Wagon Women Original Introduction and Editorial Notes by Kenneth L. Holmes $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3914-2 · 304 pages The diaries and letters of women who braved the overland trails during the great nineteenth-century westward migration are treasured documents in the study of the American West. These eight firsthand accounts are among the best ever written. They were selected for the power with which they portray the hardship, adventure, and boundless love for friends and family that characterized the overland experience. Their publication gives us a fresh perspective on the pioneer experience. Gall Lakota War Chief By Robert W. Larson $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3830-5 · 320 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4036-0 · 320 pages Called the “Fighting Cock of the Sioux” by U.S. soldiers, Hunkpapa warrior Gall was a great Lakota chief who, along with Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, resisted efforts by the U.S. government to annex the Black Hills. Filling many gaps in our understanding of this warrior and his relationship with Sitting Bull, this engaging biography also offers new interpretations of the Little Bighorn that lay to rest the contention that Gall was “Custer’s Conqueror.” Gall: Lakota War Chief broadens our understanding of both the man and his people. Following Isabella Travels in Colorado Then and Now By Robert Root $19.95 Original Paperback · 978-0-8061-4018-6 · 288 pages Isabella Bird recorded her 1873 visit to Colorado Territory in her classic travel narrative, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. This work inspired Robert Root’s own discovery of Colorado’s Front Range following his move from the flatlands of Michigan. In this elegantly written book, Root retraces Bird’s three-month journey, seeking to understand what Colorado meant to her—and what it would come to mean for him. Baby Doe Tabor The Madwoman in the Cabin By Judy Nolte Temple $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4035-3 · 280 pages The story of Baby Doe Tabor has seduced America for more than a century. Elizabeth McCourt “Baby Doe” Tabor was the stuff of legend. The stunning divorcée married Colorado’s wealthiest mining magnate and became “the Silver Queen of the West.” Horace and Baby Doe mesmerized the world with their wealth and extravagance. But Baby Doe’s life was also a morality play. Almost overnight, the Tabors’ wealth disappeared when depression struck in 1893. Oklahoma Rough Rider Billy McGinty’s Own Story Edited with Commentary and Notes by Jim Fulbright and Albert Stehno $75.00s Limited Edition Cloth · 978-0-87062-356-1 · 232 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3935-7 · 232 pages When Americans answered the call-to-arms after the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898, a wiry little Oklahoman was in the front ranks. Veteran cowboy Billy McGinty put his horseman’s skills to work as one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and participated in the battle of Las Guasimas, the attack on San Juan Heights, and the siege of Santiago. Oklahoma Rough Rider recounts McGinty’s exploits on the battlefield and later on the stage.

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Environment Going Green True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers Edited by Laura Pritchett $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4013-1 · 240 pages For Going Green, Pritchett has gathered the work of more than twenty writers to tell their personal stories of Dumpster diving, eating road kill, salvaging plastic from the beach, and forgoing another trip to the mall for the thrill of bargain hunting at yard sales and flea markets. These stories look not just at the many ways people glean but also at the larger, thornier issues dealing with what re-using—or not—says about our culture and priorities. Brimming with practical and creative new ways to think about recycling, this collection invites you to dive in and find your own way of going green. Our Better Nature Environment and the Making of San Francisco By Phillip J. Dreyfus $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3958-6 · 240 pages Few cities are so dramatically identified with their environment as San Francisco—the landscape of hills, the expansive bay, the engulfing fog, and even the deadly fault line shifting below. Yet most residents think of the city itself as separate from the natural environment on which it depends. In Our Better Nature,  Philip J. Dreyfus recounts the history of San Francisco from Indian village to world-class metropolis, focusing on the interactions between the city and the land and on the generations of people who have transformed them both. Disappearing Desert The Growth of Phoenix and the Culture of Sprawl By Janine Schipper $19.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3955-5 · 144 pages In this provocative book, Janine Schipper examines the cultural forces that contribute to suburban sprawl in the United States. Focusing on the Phoenix area, she examines sustainable development in Cave Creek, various master-planned suburbs, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation to explore suburbanization and ecological destruction. For anyone seeking to understand the cultural basis for rampant development, this book uncovers the forces that drive sprawl and searches for solutions to its seeming inevitability.

History The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied Volume I: May 1832–April 1833 Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher $85.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3888-6 · 544 pages Made famous through the paintings of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, the North American expedition of German naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied in 1832–34 was the first scientific exploration of the Missouri River’s upper reaches since the epic journey of Lewis and Clark almost thirty years earlier. This collector’s-quality, oversized volume, the first of a threevolume set, draws on the Maximilian-Bodmer Collection at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.


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Flying Across America The Airline Passenger Experience By Daniel L. Rust $45.00 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3870-1 · 272 pages In this colorful history, the author traces the evolution of commercial air travel. Rust’s narrative brims with firsthand accounts from such celebrities as Will Rogers as well as from ordinary Americans. Enlivened by more than one hundred illustrations, including vintage brochures, posters, and photographs, Flying Across America reminds today’s airline passengers of what they have gained—and what they have lost—in the transcontinental flying experience. Oklahoma A History By W. David Baird and Danney Goble $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3910-4 · 352 pages The first comprehensive narrative to bring the story of the Sooner State to the threshold of its centennial, this book includes both the well-known and the not-so-familiar of the state’s people, events, and places. Enhanced by more than 40 illustrations, including 11 maps, this definitive history of the state ensures that experiences shared by Oklahomans of the past will be passed on to future generations. A Decent, Orderly Lynching The Montana Vigilantes By Frederick Allen $120.00 Leather Bound · 978-0-8061-3651-6 · 496 pages $34.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3637-0 · 496 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4038-4 · 496 pages Combing through original sources, including eyewitness accounts never before published, Frederick Allen concludes that the vigilantes were justified in their early actions, as they fought violent crime in a remote corner beyond the reach of government. Allen’s sharply drawn characterizations are woven into a masterfully written narrative that will change textbook accounts of Montana’s early days—and challenge our thinking on the essence of justice. Amber Waves and Undertow Peril, Hope, Sweat, and Downright Nonchalance in Dry Wheat Country By Steve Turner $19.95 Original Paperback · 978-0-8061-4005-6 · 224 pages Amber Waves and Undertow is a thoughtful depiction of an exceptional place that puts the difficulties of individual farmers in national and global contexts, showing us that only by understanding the past of rural America can we confront its future challenges. This book interweaves family narratives, historical episodes, and Turner’s own experiences to illuminate the transformation of rural America from the nineteenth to the twentyfirst century. Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico By John L. Kessell $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3969-2 · 224 pages For more than four hundred years in New Mexico, Pueblo Indians and Spaniards have lived “together yet apart.” Now the preeminent historian of that region’s colonial past offers a fresh, balanced look at the origins of a precarious relationship. Brimming with new insights embedded in an engaging narrative, Kessell’s work presents a clearer picture than ever before of events leading to the Pueblo Revolt. Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico is the definitive account of a volatile era.

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The Billy the Kid Reader By Frederick Nolan $29.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3849-7 · 400 pages The Billy the Kid Reader contains some of the best articles on the Kid— including gems no longer in print. Nolan highlights two distinct schools of Billy the Kid studies: works of popularizers who tended to exaggerate his historical role, and the findings of grassroots researchers who have reassessed our perceptions of the Kid. Dozens of illustrations enhance the text, illuminating the Kid’s career and notoriety. “Once again Fred Nolan has validated his distinction as the world’s leading authority on Billy the Kid. No one knows more.” —Robert M. Utley, author of Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life We’ll Find the Place The Mormon Exodus, 1846–1848 By Richard E Bennett $21.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3838-1 · 448 pages We’ll Find the Place tells the fascinating story of the Mormons’ exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to their New Zion in the West—a story of a people’s deliverance that has never before been completely told. A work many years in the making, this book looks behind the scenes to reveal Mormonism on the move, its believers sacrificing home, comfort, and sometimes life itself as they sought a safe refuge beyond the Rocky Mountains. It is faithful both to the convictions of the early pioneers and to the records they kept. Texas Devils Rangers and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1846–1861 By Michael L. Collins $26.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3939-5 · 328 pages The Texas Rangers have been the source of tall tales and the stuff of legend as well as a growing darker reputation. But the story of the Rangers along the Mexican border between Texas statehood and the onset of the Civil War has been largely overlooked—until now. This engaging history pulls readers back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the mid-nineteenth century that challenges the time-honored image of “good guys in white hats” to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth. “They Are All Red Out Here” Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895–1925 By Jeffrey A. Johnson $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3967-8 · 240 pages In this first book to fully examine the development of the American Socialist Party in the Northwest, Jeffrey A. Johnson draws a sharp picture of one of the most vigorous left-wing organizations of this era. A work of political and labor history that uncovers alternative social and political visions in the American West, this book is a major contribution to the ongoing debate over why socialism never grew deep roots in American soil and no longer thrives here. Conflict on the Rio Grande Water and the Law, 1879–1939 By Douglas R. Littlefield $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3998-2 · 344 pages In this first scholarly treatment of the politics of water law along the Rio Grande, Douglas R. Littlefield describes those early interstate and international water-apportionment conflicts and explains how they relate to the development of western water law and policy and to international relations with Mexico.


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A Great Day to Fight Fire Mann Gulch, 1949 By Mark Matthews $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3857-2 · 280 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4034-6 · 280 pages Mann Gulch, Montana, 1949. Sixteen men ventured into hell to fight a raging wildfire; only three came out alive. Searing the fire into the nation’s consciousness, Norman Maclean chronicled the Mann Gulch tragedy in his award-winning book Young Men and Fire. Still, the silence of the victims’ families robbed Maclean’s account of an essential personal dimension. Shifting the focus from the fire to the men who fought it, Mark Matthews now provides that perspective. Riding for the Brand 150 Years of Cowden Ranching By Michael Pettit $29.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3718-6 · 320 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4044-5 · 320 pages Folks all over West Texas and eastern New Mexico will tell you: Cowdens have been ranching here for as long as anyone can remember. Awardwinning writer Michael Pettit, a Cowden descendant and former rancher, offers a compelling portrait of this genuine American ranching family. Riding for the Brand spans six generations and two states to serve up a real slice of the Old West, complete with cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. Race and the War on Poverty From Watts to East L.A. By Robert Bauman $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3965-4 · 192 pages President Johnson’s War on Poverty did more than offer aid to needy Americans; in some cities, it also sparked both racial conflict and cooperation. Race and the War on Poverty shows how the struggle to end poverty evolved in ways that would have surprised its planners, supporters, and detractors—and that what began as a grand vision at the national level continues to thrive on the streets of the community. Radical L.A. From Coxey’s Army to the Watts Riots, 1894–1965 By Errol Wayne Stevens $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4002-5 · 352 pages When the depression of the 1890s prompted unemployed workers from Los Angeles to join a nationwide march on Washington, “Coxey’s Army” marked the birth of radicalism in that city. In this first book to trace the subsequent struggle between the radical left and L.A.’s power structure, Errol Wayne Stevens tells how both sides shaped the city’s character from the turn of the twentieth century through the civil rights era. Between Two Rivers The Atrisco Land Grant in Albuquerque By Joseph P. Sanchez $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3902-9 · 256 pages Located in Albuquerque’s south valley, Atrisco is a vibrant community that predates the city, harking back to a land grant awarded in 1692. Joseph P. Sánchez explores the evolution of this parcel over the four centuries since the first Spanish settlers arrived. He tracks its transformation from an individual to a community grant, peeling away the layers of historical events that have made Atrisco the last piece of undeveloped real estate in a growing metropolitan area.

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Literature & Fiction Pushing the Bear After the Trail of Tears By Diane Glancy $14.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4069-8 · 176 pages Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears tells the story of the Cherokees’ resettlement in the hard years following Removal, a story never before explored in fiction. In this sequel to her popular 1996 novel Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears, author Diane Glancy continues the tale of Cherokee brothers O-ga-na-ya and Knobowtee and their families, as well the Reverend Jesse Bushyhead, a Cherokee Christian minister. The book follows their travails in Indian Territory as they attempt to build cabins, raise crops, and adjust to new realities. The Essays By Rudolfo Anaya $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4023-0 · 312 pages While best known for Bless Me, Ultima and other novels, Rudolfo Anaya’s writing also takes the form of nonfiction, and in these 54 essays he draws on both his heritage as a Mexican American and his gift for storytelling. Besides tackling issues such as censorship, racism, education, and sexual politics, Anaya explores the tragedies and triumphs of his own life. Cherokee Thoughts Honest and Uncensored By Robert J. Conley $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3943-2 · 196 pages Gaming and chiefing. Imposters and freedmen. Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, and even open sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people’s history, and what it means to be Cherokee. As provocative as it is entertaining, Cherokee Thoughts will intrigue tribal members and anyone with an interest in the Cherokee people. High Country A Novel By Willard Wyman $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3697-4 · 368 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3899-2 · 368 pages During the Great Depression, young Ty Hardin is sent from his family’s failing Montana ranch to learn from the last of the great mule packers, Fenton Pardee, legendary in the Montana Rockies for his packing adventures across the Swan Range all the way to the Big Divide. High Country follows Ty through this apprenticeship and into World War II, where he watches trucks and jeeps replace the army’s mules. Wounded and shipped home, Ty recovers by packing into the Montana mountains he loves. After his mentor dies, Ty leaves Montana for the Sierra Nevada— the highest country of all—where he becomes a legend in his own right. Harpsong By Rilla Askew $24.95 Cloth· 978-0-8061-3823-7 · 256 pages $14.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3928-9 · 256 pages In this moving, redemptive tale inspired by Oklahoma folk heroes, Rilla Askew continues her exploration of the American story. Harpsong is a novel of love and loss, of adventure and renewal, and of a wayfaring orphan’s search for home—all set to the sounds of Harlan’s harmonica.


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Strange Business By Rilla Askew $14.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4028-5 · 208 pages Lyla Mae Muncy meets her first love at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly Summer Bible Church Camp—and regrets it on their awkward first date. After years of being nagged about lumpy gravy, abused wife Lois pulls out a shotgun to wrap up breakfast her way. In a tender moment, an old man speaks from beyond the grave about his wife’s final goodbye at his funeral. Experience, memory, and town-consciousness bind this collection of ten stories spanning twenty-five years in fictitious Cedar, Oklahoma. From the fears and discoveries of childhood, through the revelations of adolescence, into the troubled years of adulthood and decline into old age and death, Rilla Askew uncannily makes each of her characters’ experiences our own. On Native Ground Memoirs and Impressions By Jim Barnes $16.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4092-6 · 296 pages On Native Ground takes us from Jim Barnes’s boyhood in rural southeastern Oklahoma during the Great Depression and World War II through his mature years as an internationally recognized poet. Of Choctaw and Welsh ancestry, Barnes is often identified as a Native American poet. He emphasizes his desire to be recognized for his art, not his blood. Yet he speaks eloquently here of his attachment to his “native ground,” the Choctaw region in Oklahoma—for him “the land where memory dwells.” Means of Transit A Slightly Embellished Memoir By Teresa Miller $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3971-5 · 200 pages In Means of Transit—A Slightly Embellished Memoir, Miller writes of journeys that turned into life-altering experiences as she learned to “story” her way beyond the impasses. Told with humor, candor, and the same haunting lyricism that distinguished her early work, Miller’s story is about learning the ultimate life lesson—that when we do lose our way, our hearts can guide us. Mack to the Rescue By Jim Lehrer $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3915-9 · 216 pages When he’s not anchoring the NewsHour on PBS, Jim Lehrer may be found casting a satirical eye at America’s heartland in such books as Crown Oklahoma and The Sooner Spy. Mack to the Rescue is the latest of his successful One-Eyed Mack novels. Set in Oklahoma and tracing the exploits of a fictional lieutenant governor, the series allows Lehrer to address contemporary national issues with a unique blend of humor and insight. Dreams to Dust A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush By Sheldon Russell $26.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3721-6 · 296 pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4043-8 · 296 pages In recounting the precipitous rise and catastrophic fall of the jerrybuilt city of Guthrie, Oklahoma, author Sheldon Russell immerses us in the lives of memorable characters whose aspirations ultimately helped tame the frontier—and whose fates hold lessons as important today as they were more than a hundred years ago.

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Military History Soldiers West Biographies from the Military Frontier Second Edition Edited by Paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood Ball $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3997-5 · 416 pages From the War of 1812 to the end of the nineteenth century, U.S. Army officers were instrumental in shaping the American West. Soldiers West views the turbulent history of the West from the perspective of fifteen senior army officers—including new biographical portraits of Stephen W. Kearny, Philip St. George Cooke, James H. Carleton, John M. Chivington, and Oliver O. Howard. Class and Race in the Frontier Army Military Life in the West, 1870–1890 By Kevin Adams $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3981-4 · 312 pages Class and Race in the Frontier Army marks the first application of recent research on class, race, and ethnicity to the social and cultural history of military life on the western frontier. Adams draws on a wealth of military records and soldiers’ diaries and letters to reconstruct everyday army life and shows that the frontier army was characterized by a “Victorian class divide” that overshadowed ethnic prejudices. Jayhawkers The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane By Bryce Benedict $32.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3999-9 · 352 pages No person excited greater emotion in Kansas than James Henry Lane, the U.S. senator who led a volunteer brigade in 1861–62. In fighting numerous skirmishes, liberating hundreds of slaves, burning portions of four towns, and murdering half a dozen men, Lane and his brigade garnered national attention as the saviors of Kansas and the terror of Missouri. This first book-length study of the “jayhawkers,” as the men of Lane’s brigade were known, takes a fresh look at their exploits and notoriety. The Fall of a Black Army Officer Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper By Charles M. Robinson III $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3521-2 · 216 pages Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West Point. While serving in the Army, he was charged with embezzlement and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. He was acquitted of embezzlement but convicted of conduct unbecoming, and therefore, dismissed from the service. Because of Flipper’s efforts to clear his name, many assumed that he had been railroaded because he was black. In The Fall of a Black Army Officer, Robinson finds that Flipper was the author of his own problems.


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Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848–1861 By Polly Aird $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-87062-369-1 · 320 pages Peter McAuslan heeded Mormon missionaries spreading the faith in his native Scotland and wholeheartedly converted in 1848. McAuslan and his family left Scotland for Utah, but soon after arriving, Peter’s doubts grew about the religious community. Historian Polly Aird tells the story of how McAuslan first embraced, then came to question, and ultimately renounced the Mormon faith and left Utah. At Standing Rock and Wounded Knee The Journals and Papers of Father Francis M. Craft, 1888–1890 Edited and Annotated by Thomas W. Foley $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-87062-372-1 · 288 pages During the turbulent final years of the Indian Wars, Father Francis M. Craft, a young Catholic priest entered service as a missionary to the Sioux Indians in Dakota Territory. His journals provide valuable insights into reservation life, including the federal acquisition of Sioux lands and tensions between the Catholic Church and the Indian Bureau. By drawing on Craft’s eyewitness report of Wounded Knee, Foley offers a bold reinterpretation of that event as a genuine battle rather than a massacre. California Odyssey An Overland Journey on the Southern Trails, 1849 By William R. Goulding Edited by Patricia A. Etter $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-87062-373-8 · 360 pages In 1849, William R. Goulding and the Knickerbocker Exploring Company struck out for California on the southern route—a road less traveled. This rare first-person diary of the southern Gold Rush trails, introduced and annotated by Patricia A. Etter, highlights an important alternative route to the Pacific Coast. Fort Laramie Military Bastion on the High Plains By Douglas C. McChristian $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-87062-360-8 · 448 pages $150.00s Leather Collector’s Edition · 978-0-87062-361-5 · 448 pages Douglas C. McChristian has written the first complete history of Fort Laramie, chronicling every critical stage in its existence, including its addition to the National Park System. He draws on an extraordinary array of archival materials—including those at Fort Laramie National Historic Site—to present new data about the fort and new interpretations of historical events.


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On the Western Trails The Overland Diaries of Washington Peck Edited by Susan M. Erb $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-87062-379-0 · 296 pages A cooper and farmer from Ontario, Canada, Washington Peck (1801–89) spent decades traveling across the western frontier before finally settling in Washington Territory. Peck’s chronicle of his itinerant life offers fresh insight into some of the less traveled emigrant routes across the nineteenth-century West. Dodge City The Early Years, 1872-1886 By Wm. B. Shillingberg $49.95s Cloth · 978-0-87062-378-3 · 480 pages The most famous cattle town of the trail-driving era, Dodge City, Kansas, holds a special allure for western historians and enthusiasts alike. Wm. B. Shillingberg now goes beyond the violence for which the town became notorious, more fully documenting its early history by uncovering the economic, political, and social forces that shaped Dodge. Powder River Odyssey Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865, The Journals of Lyman G. Bennett and Other Eyewitness Accounts By David E. Wagner $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-87062-359-2 · 288 pages $125.00s Leather Collector’s Edition · 978-0-87062-370-7 · 288 pages Powder River Odyssey: Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865 is a detailed recounting of the difficult campaign that presaged the post–Civil War Indian wars of the western plains. The book tells the story of this largely forgotten campaign at the pivotal moment when the Civil War ended and the Indian wars captured national attention. Military Register of Custer’s Last Command By Roger L. Williams $95.00s Cloth · 978-0-87062-368-4 · 400 pages With so much written about the actual battle at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876, Roger L. Williams has now compiled a wealth of data concerning the men of the 7th Cavalry at the time of the engagement. Military Register of Custer’s Last Command presents for the first time the complete military history of every enlisted man on the regimental rolls, with particular attention devoted to the well-known campaigns from the Washita to Wounded Knee.


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Chickasaw Press Chickasaw Renaissance By Phillip Carroll Morgan $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-8-7 · 240 pages When Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907, the U.S. government declared Chickasaw titles to tribal lands null and void. The Chickasaw Nation was, in effect, legally abolished. Yet for the next sixty years, the Chickasaws struggled to regain their sovereign identity, and eventually, in 1970, Congress enacted legislation allowing the Five Tribes, including the Chickasaws, to elect their own governing officers. In 1983, the Chickasaws adopted a new constitution for their nation. In Chickasaw Renaissance, Phillip Carroll Morgan profiles the experiences of the Chickasaw people during this tumultuous period in their history, from the dissolution of their government to the resurgence of their nation. Chickasaw Unconquered and Unconquerable By Jeannie Barbour, Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Linda Hogan $34.95s Cloth · 978-1-55868-992-3 · 128 pages From their homelands in the Southeast, to their removal to Indian Territory, to their status as a thriving nation today, the Chickasaw people represent one of the most resilient cultures in American history. Through vivid photographs and insightful essays, this book tells the incredible story of the Chickasaws. Chickasaw Lives Volume One: Explorations in Tribal History By Richard Green $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-1-8 · 238 pages Arriving from the west ages ago, Chickasaws settled in a portion of southeastern North America.  They soon became embroiled in the deadly quest of European colonial powers to extend their empires to the New World. By the 1730s, the Chickasaws were targeted for extermination. But, as Richard Green shows in Chickasaw Lives, the Chickasaw people survived and prospered. Then their one-time ally, the United States, forced the tribe to move west to Indian Territory. After several years of despondency, the people were again building a great nation. With some Americans clamoring for Oklahoma statehood, the U.S. government set a date to extinguish the tribe’s government and land base.  Here for the first time is a selection of articles and essays that explain why that did not happen.

Chickasaw Lives Volume Two: Profiles and Oral Histories By Richard Green $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-6-3 · 240 pages

The second volume in a series of Chickasaw Lives to be published, this book contains 33 articles that focus on 36 tribal members, including extraordinary performers, artists, athletes, and warriors. These Chickasaw luminaries include an Olympic gold medalist, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, a Chickasaw Nation attorney general who previously rode with the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid, an internationally renowned performance artist, a Harvard researcher who investigates and reports on economic conditions in Indian Country, and three successive Chickasaw governors who played crucial roles in the twentieth-century revitalization of the tribe.

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A Nation in Transition Douglas Henry Johnston and the Chickasaws, 1898–1939 By Michael Lovegrove $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-7-0 · 256 pages Douglas Henry Johnston was governor of the Chickasaw Nation from 1898 to 1902 and from 1904 to 1939. His tenure in this position is the longest of any American Indian chief executive. In this much-anticipated biography, Michael Lovegrove chronicles Johnston’s remarkable political life, telling the story of how he led his people—with diplomacy and efficiency—through the devastating dissolution of tribal lands at the beginning of the twentieth century and through the contentious struggles in the three decades that followed.

Uprising Woody Crumbo’s Indian Art By Robert Perry $29.95s Cloth ·978-0-9797858-5-6 · 256 pages The life of Woodrow “Woody” Crumbo (1912–1989) parallels the twentiethcentury evolution of American Indian art. An accomplished Native dancer, flutist, silversmith, and poet, Crumbo is perhaps best known today for his oil paintings and silk screens—revolutionary artworks that were denigrated by some critics at first but that helped move Indian art to museums of fine art, as well as its markets. Now the life story of an Indian artist who often went against the grain is told by an accomplished Indian storyteller. Edmund Pickens (Okchantubby) First Elected Chickasaw Chief, His Life and Times By Juanita J. Keel Tate $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-2-5 · 108 pages Edmund Pickens lived through a crucial period in Chickasaw history. During Removal in 1836, he traveled with his wife and children on the sad journey from the Chickasaw homelands to Indian Territory. Like other Chickasaws, he faced many hardships after settling in the new territory. But as Juanita J. Keel Tate shows in this first book-length account of Pickens’s life and times, he persevered and triumphed as a statesman and tribal leader.

They Know Who They Are Elders of the Chickasaw Nation By Mike Larsen and Martha Larsen $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-4-9 · 144 pages In August 2004, Oklahoma Centennial project artist Mike Larsen approached Chickasaw Nation leaders with an idea to honor living Chickasaw elders—sages of his own tribe. He wanted to learn about their families and hear their stories, and he wanted to connect with their Chickasaw strength and spirit. Larsen’s vision was to paint a series of portraits of these elders. They Know Who They Are is a stunning collection of living Chickasaw elders.

Never Give Up! The Life of Pearl Carter Scott By Paul F. Lambert $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-0-1 · 278 pages In this book, Paul F. Lambert recounts the remarkable life of Pearl Carter Scott, child aviator, single mother, and revered Chickasaw elder.

Picked Apart the Bones By Rebecca Hatcher Travis $14.95s Cloth · 978-0-9797858-3-2 · 64 pages For the poems in this exquisite collection, “the seeds were planted in childhood and earth, and blossomed with family and love.” Hatcher Travis bases her poems on memories of her Chickasaw family and the Oklahoma landscapes surrounding her as a child. The poems also are testimonies to the ancestors who have passed on to the next life.


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