The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

  title={The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune},
  author={Tanis C. Thorne},
This is a biography of Jackson Barnett, who gained unexpected wealth from oil found on his property. It explores how control of his fortune was violently contested by his guardian, the state of Oklahoma, the Baptist Church, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and an adventuress who kidnapped and married him. Coming into national prominence as a case of Bureau of Indian Affairs mismanagement of Indian property, the litigation over Barnett's wealth lasted two decades and stimulated Congress to make long… 

The Ethnic and Racial Side of Robert M. La Follette Sr.

  • Jørn Brøndal
  • History
    The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • 2011
The conundrum of Progressive Era reform flowering simultaneously with the institutionalization of Jim Crow, the establishment of the Asiatic Barred Zone, and the introduction of European immigration

Congressional hearings: Neglected sources of information on American Indians

Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the federal government sought to forcibly assimilate Native Americans into American society through systematized land allotment. In

Born Out of the Creek Landscape: Reconstructing Community and Continuance in Craig Womack’s Drowning in Fire

What identifies a Creek work, in my mind, in addition to its authorship by a Creek person, is the depiction of geographically specific landscape and the language and stories that are born out of that

Oil on the Farm: The East Texas Oil Boom and the Origins of an Energy Economy

During the 1930s, oil began to dominate the Texas economy. By the end of the decade, the value of petroleum products exceeded the value of the state’s agricultural products—a dramatic change from