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Kwa-hoo-sha-ha-ke (Flying Eagle) - American Indian Warrior Hero, A Glimpse Into the Life of Leaford Bearskin Chief of the Wyandotte Nation is a book whose time has come.

Through the efforts of the author, Fredrea Gregath Cook, this insightful look at the life of this dynamic personality, will be available in time for this year’s annual meeting and pow-wow of the Wyandotte Nation, September 11, 2009.

Deeply committed to preserving and promoting history of the region, Cook chose this biography as her latest project. Her published work spans preserving local records and families, several titles of lineage research, as well as college texts. A long time friend of Bearskin, personal knowledge, research in public and private collections, and a recent series of interviews serve to round out this glimpse into what makes the man.

An authorized look into this head of state’s life begins with his genealogical origins and sweeps forward in time to the present. This book is an eye opening tale for those who don’t know the Chief very well. For those who are counted as friends, it’s great to finally be able to get “the whole story” in one sitting. Though not a definitive work, at a little over 100 pages, it does handily re-cap his first career in the military, his second career in Civil Service, and his Tribal leadership to this point.

In preparing this work, the author uncovered many great things, with the help of many wonderful people, that a special website has been set up to share extra items, and color photographs, not included in this particular title.

It is at, there is no charge and it is open to the public.

The book is available through the publisher, a local business, The Gregath Publishing Company. The author will also be at the Wyandotte pow-wow, where she will have copies on hand. Call the author at 918-542-4148 or visit the website for more information.

Submitted by: Gregath Publishing
PO BOX 505, Wyandotte, OK 74370 – 918-542-4148 –



Author Marilyn A. Hudson announces that soon her collection of short stories will be available as print on demand. Many of the tales were inspired by the folklore and stories of Oklahoma and some from the imagination of the author. Leave a light on..and keep an eye on the shadows...



The sequel to the vastly popular "Strange State" Mysteries and Legends of Oklahoma" will soon be available as a print on demand title. Visit the author's blog at for details as they emerge.


LONG HORIZON : Sue A. Townley-Monkress

Synopsis: JESSICA McCAREY, an intelligently-inquisitive, obstinate tomboy, is more comfortable hunting or roughhousing with her six brothers than doing woman s work. Fiercely-protective of her ornery brothers, her plan for an exciting future develops when she discovers how the wildcatters gamble for their fortunes in the Osage, former Indian Territory in Oklahoma).

Enlisting the reluctant collaboration of her oldest brother Ben, they gradually persuade their close-knit family to engage in an oil business in nearby Big Spring, an exciting and rough boomtown. The McCarey siblings settle into hard, roughneck work on the nearby property of an Indian friend, and soon bring in the first of many gushers.

Through persistence, ethics and insightful guidance, McCarey Oil Company flourishes, while Jessie’s personal life careens. Just when the family feels no one will capture her spirited heart, enter Jake Trenton, a crazy flier from the East.

Fate will bring many twists to Jessie's future. Will she find happiness and personal fulfillment?
Available from AMAZON.

An Oklahoma native, Sue Monkress currently resides on the Gulf Coast, where she is Vice President of the Gulf Coast Writers Association. Prior to writing, she held various positions at an oil company based in Oklahoma, as well as four years work in the Osage County District Attorney’s office.

Her first public work, published by The Adventures of Will Walker, the journey of a young boy with his father and crazy uncle, recreating the travels of Marco Polo six centuries earlier. This imaginative story contains many historical facts, in her attempt to inspire kids’ interest in reading and history.

Her recent work: Long Horizon, is a novel set in the exciting 1900’s oil boom in Oklahoma. The saga follows the dreams of an enterprising young woman who entices her reluctant family into the oil business with her. She hopes her love for her native state is adequately reflected in this work and is seeking a book-to-film producer. Travel, substitute teaching and time spent with her precious grandson inspire her writing. She is presently working on children’s stories and books.