James Bigheart

The Osage Chief grave here 1909 when the Osages came to live in Indian Ter. after the Civil War. Bigheart became chief and led in organizing the Osage nation under a written constitution. He had a trading post at Bigheart, now Barnsdall, and led in saving for the Osages by act of Congress in 1906 all mineral rights that brought them wealth in oil.

Bigheart Cemetery on Hwy 11 south east side of Barnsdall, Oklahoma

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