Pawhuska native releases latest novel

Kathryn SwanJ-C Correspondent
Pawhuska native releases latest novel

Pawhuska native Jim Redwine will be in Pawhuska Saturday, November 22, to autograph copies of his recently released ”Echoes Of Our Ancestors: The Secret Game.” He will be at the Osage County Historical Society Museum from 10 a.m. until Noon and at the Public Library from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Based upon actual events, ”Echoes Of Our Ancestors” tells the exciting story of a long-hidden 1924 football game between Haskell Indian Institute (now the Haskell Indian Nations University) and the Kansas City Cowboys at a secret location near Pawhuska.

The exhibition game is the brain child of Coach Frank McDonald and the catalyst to raise monies for a much-needed stadium. When proud, oil wealthy Osages and greedy gamblers, such as Titanic Thompson, Hubert “Daddy Warbucks” Cokes and Arnold Rothstein, get involved, the schoolboys from Haskell become pawns in an off-the-books contest.

But, Osage Chief Fred Lookout, along with such ringers as “The Wild Horse of the Osage” Pepper Martin, John “Big Skee” Levi and Jim Thorpe, has a game plan of his own. With “Pretty Boy” Floyd running the illegal alcohol concession and Deputy U.S. Marshall Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton officiating, booze and money flow freely. Coach McDonald soon learns that football is much more than a game to the Fighting Indians from Haskell!

Jim Redwine is a 1961 graduate of Pawhuska High School, Indiana University, I.U. School of Law and the Indiana Judges College. He has served as a Posey County, Indiana, judge since 1981 and writes a weekly column, “Gavel Gamut” for four area newspapers in Indiana and Illinois. Redwine is also a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College for whom he has taught hundreds of judges from Palestine, Ukraine, Russia, Jordan, Bahrain and America. He lives at JPeg Ranch in rural Posey County, Indiana. He and his wife, Peg, have three grown children, seven grandchildren, a dog and a cat.

Contact Barbara Pease at the Osage County Historical Museum, 700 N. Lynn Avenue, 918-287-9119 or Lu King at the Pawhuska Public Library, 1801 Lynn Avenue 918-287-3989 for more information about the events.