Bellzona's Picture Book
The Osages - Louis
Red Eagle, Metza Bertha Big Eagle Jones
Red Eagle was a brother-in-law to Bertha. He was married to Bertha's step
sister, Mae Rusk. He was the son of Paul and Cecelia Red Eagle. Louis was
a brother to Eddy Red Eagle, today's date of 1993, a retired chief of the
Osages. Eddy passed away in 1999.
This looks to be the area
around the cabin at Denver, Colorado. It was before air-conditioning. The
hot Oklahoma summers the Jones's avoided by staying in the cool mountain
climate. In the same way, winters were enjoyed in the warm seaside
location at Brownsville, Texas. The late spring and early summer was the
time they spent at the Osage ranch home. In Oklahoma this is a
particularly beautiful time of the year. The sweet victory of strong
Hereford cattle, white faces, dropping calves after having made it through
the miserable winter was a most pleasant time. Dennis was the son and
grandson of a ranching family. They did enjoy this time and season at the
home in the Osage hills of Oklahoma.
At this point in her life
Bertha was beginning to have health problems. Diabetes was a problem for
her. Notice, in this picture there was a bandage on one of her feet.
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