Saturday, August 20, 2011
Here is a monument to the famous frontiersman, Jesse Chisholm, that sits near the site of one of his trading posts on the North Canadian River in present-day west
. To the west of the monument is the Oklahoma City North Canadian River. To the north is , which didn’t exist in Chisholm’s day. To the south is Lake Overholser Northwest 10th street, a busy metropolitan thoroughfare. Just immediately to the east of the monument sits a storage facility and, still further east, people, businesses, and homes. It is on this spot that Hawk Eyes is reunited with Little Doe, a Cherokee Princess, and the great love of his life.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Folks can still travel up and down the Old Chisholm Trail, more or less, but the old cattle route doesn't look like it use to.
Here's a story about going big or not going at all -- Oklahoma's own 101 Ranch and 101 Ranch Real Wild Show.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I want to say “thank you” to the immensely talented designer Laura Shinn for her brilliant creation that is the cover for my upcoming western novel, Hawk Eyes. Laura’s stunning work is not just an attention getter –it also captures the essence of Hawk Eye’s account. Her work adds color to his narrative, while also helping to take the reader back to those early days on the Western frontier. Hawk Eyes will be available in just a couple of weeks. I hope all of you saddle up with him for an enjoyable ride!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Gordon Yellowman of El Reno, Oklahoma is an amazing fellow. When he's not teaching art at the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal College at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, he's teaching the Cheyenne language to young people or painting another stunning piece of Cheyenne ledger art. Here's my story about him in the August issue of Distinctly Oklahoma Magazine.