Hedge-apple, osage-orange etc. Maclura pomifera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Natural Spider Repellent!!! Historically fruit was placed inconspicuously around the home to repel insects. Also the Osage Nation & Comanches used the wood for their bows because it's strong, flexible & durable.
Scott N. BigHorse, Assistant Principal Chief, Osage Nation: Part of the interview series Meet Native America, NMAI invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, & other interesting & accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves & say a little about their lives & work. —Dennis Zotigh, NMAI
Map featuring traditional Osage lands by the late 17th century in the states of northwest Arkansas, southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma. The missionary Isaac McCoy described the Osage as "uncommonly fierce, courageous, warlike nation" and Washington Irving said they were the "finest looking Indians I have ever seen in the West."
Elizabeth Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925 in OK) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. Her father was a chief in the Osage Nation. At the age of 17 she joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and quickly became a featured soloist. Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine wrote several of his most famous works for her. The two were married 1946-1952. She originated the role of the Sugarplum Fairy in Balanchine's version of The Nutcracker in 1954.