Books: Indians, Then & Now

TIXIER'S TRAVELS ON THE OSAGE PRAIRIES —Edifed by John Francis McDermo// —University of Oklahoma Press ($3).

As LONG AS THE GRASS SHALL GROW—Oliver La Farge—Alliance ($2.50).

Victor Tixier was a young French doctor and amateur artist who wanted to see the country he had read of in Chateaubriand and Fenimore Cooper. Starting on a rather conventional Grand Tour, he quit it to spend the summer of 1840 among the Osage Indians: in Nion-Chou, the greatest of their villages; in their summer hunt for bison; in their skirmishes with the subtle, horse-stealing Pawnees. His book, published...

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