People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Osage of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 7,881

ROP3 Code: 107693
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Tulsa, OK - 1,817

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Brief Profile

The Osage, or "People of the Middle Waters", are a federally recognized Native American people who the majority reside in Arkansas and Missouri yet are also found in others states. The tribal government is headquartered in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and has jurisdiction in Osage County, Oklahoma. The current governing body of the Osage nation contains three separate branches; an executive, a judicial and a legislative. These three branches parallel the United States government in many ways.

Traditonally, their religion was pantheistic. All life forms and changes in the universe were the product of a single mysterious life-giving force called Wa-kon-tah. Humans were merely one manifestation of Wa-kon-tah. Clans were totemic, in that the members of a particular clan were more closely associated or linked to some manifestation of Wa-kon-tah than others. The Osage never claimed to fully understand this force and how it worked. There were spirits, and through visions humans communicated with them and gained their support.

For more information, see the Osage Nation website.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Osage will unashamedly share the message of Christ with unreached Osage and other unreached peoples.
  • Pray God will work via dreams and other means to reveal the truth found in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray God will call out Christians to encounter and engage Osage people with a clear communicated message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesPawhuskaTulsaOK1,817