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Oskison, John M. (John Milton) 1874-1947

Overview
Works: 38 works in 112 publications in 1 language and 15,656 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Folklore 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ3.O834, 813.52
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Most widely held works by John M Oskison
The singing bird : a Cherokee novel by John M Oskison( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1840s and 1950s, the time of the Cherokee removal and of conflicts between the Eastern and Western Cherokees after they settled in Indian Territory, The Singing bird relates the adventures of missionaries to the Cherokees who participate in the removal. Focusing on the tangled relationships among the missionaries - particularly the kindly, religious Daniel and his promiscuous, selfish wife, Ellen, the "Singing bird" of the title - the story conveys a sense of the United States inflicting injustices and broken promises upon a peaceful people. The fictional characters mingle with such historical figures as Sequoyah and Sam Houston, embedding the novel in actual events. -- Back cover
Tecumseh and his times; the story of a great Indian by John M Oskison( Book )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas Titan; the story of Sam Houston by John M Oskison( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticized biography of Sam Houston, Texas pioneer
Brothers three by John M Oskison( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild harvest : a novel of transition days in Oklahoma by John M Oskison( Book )

6 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Jack Davy by John M Oskison( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indian spirit tales : redbirds, ravens, and coyotes by Jack Gregory( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who interfered by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends of the Indian by John M Oskison( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of old Harjo by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaining causes of Indian discontent by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biologist's quest by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Henry and the old man by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the grass grew long by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apples of Hesperides, Kansas by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diverse tongues a sketch by John M Oskison( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of mercy a story of the Indian territory by John M Oskison( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only the master shall praise by John M Oskison( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the old Indian territory and essays on the Indian condition by John M Oskison( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>At the beginning of the twentieth century, Indian Territory, which would eventually become the state of Oklahoma, was a multicultural space in which various Native tribes, European Americans, and African Americans were equally engaged in struggles to carve out meaningful lives in a harsh landscape. John Milton Oskison, born in the territory to a Cherokee mother and an immigrant English father, was brought up engaging in his Cherokee heritage, including its oral traditions, and appreciating the utilitarian value of an American education. </DIV> <DIV>Oskison left Indian Territory to attend college and went on to have a long career in New York City journalism, working for the New York Evening Post and Collier's Magazine . He also wrote short stories and essays for newspapers and magazines, most of which were about contemporary life in Indian Territory and depicted a complex multicultural landscape of cowboys, farmers, outlaws, and families dealing with the consequences of multiple interacting cultures. </DIV> <DIV>Though Oskison was a well-known and prolific Cherokee writer, journalist, and activist, few of his works are known today. This first comprehensive collection of Oskison's unpublished autobiography, short stories, autobiographical essays, and essays about life in Indian Territory at the turn of the twentieth century fills a significant void in the literature and thought of a critical time and place in the history of the United States. </DIV>
Friends of the Indian by John M Oskison( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The singing bird : a Cherokee novel
Alternative Names
John Milton Oskison American writer

Oskison, John 1874-

Oskison, John M. 1874-1947

Oskison, John M. b. 1874

Oskison, John M. (John Milton), b. 1874

Oskison, John Milton

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