Bellzona's Picture Book The Osages
- Chief Fred
Fred Lookout, (right) middle person, possibly, Mrs. Frank Phillips, wife
of the oilman, Julia Mongrain, (left), wife of Fred Lookout.
Chief Fred Lookout was the
last chief of the Osages who inherited the title by blood. Many stories
are still told today of how he was a wise and benevolent chief. He cared
for his people in great and small ways, even down to seeing to it children
had clothing for school when there was a need. The Osage government is a
humane and outstanding system which allows an equal sharing of their
wealth as to royalties paid out to the people.
In the Osage site on the
biography link to Fred Lookout my younger brother "Fred Lookout was Eagle
Clan of the Hunka Division. The Redeagle family is Eagle but of the
Tsi-zho Division. These are different eagles. As to our father's Osage
name, Shinga Kihekah does not mean "Little Chief" that is "Kihekah
Shinga". "Shinga Kihekah" is a Bear Clan name, of which to that Clan, I
am the authorized namer. "Shinga Kihekah" is a medicine name and may be
best translated as "The Child Chief". The other aspects of that name are
the "Radiant Star" and two other names, but now I am getting to far into
Geoffrey M. Standing Bear
The date of February 24, 2004 the above correction was made from the
account given by Geoffrey M. Standing Bear. This date today is over
eighteen years after the beginning of this work. How slowly time has a way
of opening up new information. Deepest appreciation to Mr. Standing Bear
for sharing and being alert to an accurate saving of information.
Fred Lookout was twelve
years old when he went on the last buffalo hunt with the tribe.
Julia Mongrain Lookout,
wife of Fred Lookout, was the daughter of Stephen Mongrain and Mary Pryor.
She was the older sister to Rosa Pryor, wife of Henry Red Eagle.
Julia Mongrain Lookout (Wife of Fred)
was not the sister to Rosa Pryor, but the niece, as Rosa Pryor,
later Rosa Red Eagle, was the sister to Mary Pryor who was Julia’s mother. Henry was
father to Paul Red Eagle. Children of Fred and Julia Lookout were: 1.
Charles 2. Frederick 3. Mary 4. Nora 5. Henry. There is an Agnes listed in
the Osage Roll book, who died as an infant. She is listed with this
Mary Nora Lookout, Osage
name: "One Eagle," married Eugene George Standing Bear, who is
Ogalala Sioux. Mary Nora and Eugene George had one son, George Eugene
Standing Bear, Osage name, "Little Chief."
George (Child Chief) was
married to Barbara Jean Wright, who is a nurse. Their children are: 1.
Geoffrey Mongrain, 2. Eugene Sean, 3. Patrick Spencer and 4. Margaret Mary
Rebecca (Meg) Standing Bear. Barbara Jean Wright is remarried to Dr. Hoge
of Ketchum, Oklahoma, where she works with him as his nurse.
The above information was
shared by Eugene Sean Standing Bear, grandson of Chief Fred Lookout. His Osage name is Le-Don-xe, translated,
"Grey Hawk or Grey Eagle." His spouse is: Patricia Jo
Julia and Fred Lookout are
buried on Lookout Hill east of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, three miles on twenty
first street. The graves are set at the very top of the hill and are
marked with a granite marker the same color as the Oklahoma capital
building. It is a historical site and is marked as such with a marker on
Lynn street, giving directions to the site. A United States Flag also
marks the graves.
This snapshot almost was
pushed back and not used since it is only a snapshot and not of good
pictorial quality. The questions are: Who took the picture? Why did
Bellzona, tuck it neatly into her little tin box? How was Bellzona's
grandmother, Mary America Hunter Brewer associated?
Mary America Hunter and
John W. Brewer, were mother and father of Elizabeth Ann Brewer Collins.
John Brewer was the son of
Jacob & Eda Brewer. John had a brother, Jacob Fletcher. Fletcher was a
French name, meaning "flesh," translated to arrow in Osage,
which is a vague reference to Fred Lookout's name, or one who doesn't miss
Words on marker at LookOut
Hill: Julia Mogre LookOut, Mos-Se-Chee-He. Born 1-1-1870. Died 2-28-1950.
Great-Granddaughter of Chief Pa-Hiu-Ska (White Hair). A true help mate and
Chief Fred LookOut,
Wa-No-She-Zhi-Ga, Little Soldier. Born 11-17-1861. Died 8-28-1949. The
hereditary Chief of the Great and Little Osage served two tribes with
wisdom, integrity and faithfulness.
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