John Milton Oskison

Lionel Larre
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John Milton Oskison (1 Sept. 1874 – 25 Feb. 1947) was a writer, a journalist, and an activist for Native American rights. He was born and grew up near Vinita, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, of an English father and a Cherokee mother. He grew up helping his father farm and herd cattle at a time when rearing cattle became one of the main economic activities in the Cherokee Nation. He attended primary school and high school in the Cherokee Nation. One of his schoolmates was Will Rogers. In 1894, he became the first Native American student at the new Stanford university, in California, where he befriended Herbert Hoover. He also studied for just one year at Harvard, before going to New York to become a muckraker for the New York Evening Post and Collier’s Weekly among other…

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Citation: Larre, Lionel. "John Milton Oskison". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 March 2017 [, accessed 02 December 2023.]

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