A Pipe for February
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
270 Pages | 6 x 9 | 1 b&w illus.
Tracing the experiences of John Grayeagle, the story’s main character, Red Corn describes the Osage murders from the perspective of a traditional Osage. Other books on the notorious crimes have focused on the greed of government officials and businessmen to increase their oil wealth. Red Corn focuses on the character of the Osage people, drawing on his own experiences and insights as a member of the Osage Tribe.
“…the story is an enthralling one [and] Red Corn's loving descriptions of Osage customs and the moral dilemmas posed by their sudden wealth that make this book a particularly rewarding read.” – Publishers Weekly
“Thematically rich.” —Kirkus
“Prose filled with descriptive beauty…”—The Historical Novels Review
“A Pipe for February subtly weaves together some of the richest themes of contemporary American Indian Literature.” —Robert Warrior, author of Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions
“Anyone off Osage background has known that there was a lot more to tell about the Osage murders. Having heard about those murders all his life from people who lived through them and knew the people involved, Charles Red Corn is able to supply the ‘Osage side’ of that story.” —Carter Revard, author of An Eagle Nation
“Charles Red Corn has captured the heart and soul of Osage County in the 1920s.” —Elise Paschen, author of Infidelities