Characters By Chapter
Jeffrey Hale
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1   Mollie   Burkhart   Lives in Osage town Gray Horse. aka: Wah-kon-he-um-pah.
    Anna   Brown   Mollie's sister who vanished. aka: Wah-hrah-lum-pah/Annie.
    Minnie       Mollie's sister - died. aka: Wah-sha-she.
    Ernest   Burkhart   Mollie's husband.
    William K.   Hale   Ernest's uncle. aka: King of the Osage Hills.
    Elizabeth       Ernest and Mollie's daughter.
    James       Ernest and Mollie's son. aka: Cowboy.
    Lizzie       Mollie's mother.
    Bryan   Burkhart   One of Ernest's brothers.
    Horace   Burkhart   One of Ernest's brothers.
    Oda   Brown   Anna's ex-husband.
    Charles   Whitehorn   Another Osage resident who vanished.
    Scott   Mathis   Owner of Big Hill Trading Company.
    Rita       One of Mollie's sisters. aka: Me-se-moie.
    Bill   Smith   Rita's husband.
    Kelsie   Morrison   Notorious bootlegger and dope peddler.
2   James   Shoun   One of the doctors who performed Anna's autopsy.
    David   Shoun   One of the doctors who performed Anna's autopsy.
            Rigor mortis - stiffening of limbs when dead.
            Algor mortis - a corpse's changing temperature.
            Livor Mortis - discoloring of the skin.
    Harve M.   Freas   Osage County sheriff.
    Henry   Grammer   Rodeo Champion and drug distributor.
3           Wah'Kon-Tah - The Great Mystery.
    Irvin   Thompson   Hard-boiled stickup man. aka: Blackie.
    Al   Spencer   Gang leader. aka: Phantom Terror.
    Dick   Gregg   One of Al's gang members. aka: Jelly.
4   Ne-kay-e-se-y       Mollie's father. aka: Jimmy.
    Laura I.   Wilder   American writer.
    Wah-Ti-   An-Kah   An Osage Chief.
    John   Florer   Kansas frontiersman. Set up Gray Horse trading post.
    James   Bigheart   A great Osage Chief. aka: Osage Moses.
    John   Palmer   Lawyer representing the Osage.
    George   Getty   Attorney from Minneapolis.
    Jean Paul   Getty   George's son. Founded Getty Oil Company.
    Frank   Phillips   A wildcatter.
    E. W.   Marland   Discovered oil in Burbank.
5   Pike       Private detective from Kansas City.
    William J.   Burns   Former Secret Service agent. Owner of Detective Agency.
    Rose   Osage   An Indian in Fairfax. Suspect in Anna's murder.
    Joe   Allen   Rose's boyfriend.
    A. W.   Comstock   Attorney and guardian of several Osage Indians.
    Hattie   Whitehorn   Charles Whitehorn's widow.
    William   Stepson   Osage champion steer roper.
    Joe   Bates   Died of poisoning.
    Barney   McBride   Wealthy white oilman.
6   Bill   Skelly   A rich oilman in Osage auctions.
    Harry   Sinclair   A rich oilman in Osage auctions.
    Col. Ellsworth   Walters   Auctioneer at Osage auctions.
    Bacon   Rind   An Osage Chief.
7   Henry   Roan   An Osage Indian. Another murder victim.
    Roy   Bunch   Henry's wife lover.
    Anna       Ernest and Mollie's third child.
    Asa   Kirby   A stickup man. One of Grammer's men. aka: Acie.
    John   Ramsey   Cow rustler. One of Grammer's men.
    Nettie   Brookshire   Bill and Rita's white servant.
    Jack C.   Walton   Governor of Oklahoma.
    Herman Fox   Davis   Lawyer and former private detective in Burns.
    W. W.   Vaughan   Former prosecutor.
    George   Bigheart   Chief James Bigheart's nephew.
    Charles   Curtis   U.S. Senator from Kansas.
8   Tom   White   Special agent leads Bureau of Investigation's Houston office.
    J. C.   White   Tom's brother.  Former Texas Ranger. aka: Doc.
    Harlan Fiske   Stone   New attorney general.
9   John   Burger   Agent retained by White.
    Frank   Smith   An agent who worked openly with White.
    John   Wren   Spy for the revolutionary leaders in Mexico.
10   Lloyd   Miller   Morrison's alias.aka: Slim.
            Bertillonage - method to identify repeat criminals.
    Alphonse   Bertillon   French criminologist.
    Ida   Tarbell   Muckraking journalist.
11   Necia   Kenny   White woman who may be key in case.
13   Robert E.   White   Tom's father. Sheriff of Travis County, Texas.
    Maggie       Tom's mother.
    Dudley       Tom's older brother.
    D. C.   Evans   Rape victim.
    Ed   Nichols   A black man convicted of rape.
    Coley       One of Tom's brothers.
    Oscar   Roundtree   Texas ranger. Tom's partner.
    Bessie   Patterson   Tom's wife.
    N. P.   Thomas   A Ranger. One of Tom's closest friends.
15   Alfred   Dreyfus   Man wrongfully convicted of treason.
17   Dick   Gregg   Young stickup man formerly with Spencer Gang.
    Curley   Johnson   Blackie Thompson's stickup buddy.
18   Burt   Lawson   Prisoner at McAlester.
    Luther   Bishop   Lawman in charge of transferring Blackie.
19   Roy   St. Lewis   U. S. Attorney. One of the prosecutors.
    John   Leahy   Local attorney. One of the prosecutors.
    Jim   Springer   John Ramsey's lawyer. aka: Fixer.
    Katherine   Cole   Kelsie Morrison's former wife.
    E. J.   Ernest   Ernest Burkhart's alias.
    Flint   Moss   Burkhart's new lawyer.
21   Red   Rudensky   An inmate at Leavenworth prison.
    Carl   Panzram   Murderer sentenced to be hanged.
    John   Cobb   Mollie's new husband.
    Boxcar       An inmate involved in the prison break.
    Ernie   Pyle   Newspaper reporter.
    Fred   Grove   Author of western novels.
22   Kathryn   Red Corn   Director of the Osage Nation Museum.
    Margie   Burkhart   Mollie Burkhart's granddaughter.
    Andrew   Lowe   Margie's husband.
23   Martha   Vaughan   W. W. Vaughan's granddaughter.
    Melville   Vaughan   Martha's cousin.
    H. G.   Burt   Bank president in Pawhuska.
24   LeRoy   Smitherman   Hattie's new jusband.
    Minnie   Savage   Suspect in Whitehorn's murder.
    J. J.   Faulkner   Man who was extorting Hattie.
25   Mary-Bellieu   Lewis   Murder victim.
    Anna Marie   Jefferson   Great-great-grandniece of Mary Lewis.
    Thomas   Middleton   Lewis's friend.
    Eves Tall   Chief   Another murder victim.
    Mary   Ilkins   An Osage ward.
    Sybil   Bolton   Murder victim ruled a suicide.
    Dennis   McAuliffe Jr.   Bolton's grandson.
    Tillie       Marvin's father.
    Mary Jo   Webb   Retired teacher. Spent years investigating grandfather's death.
    Paul   Peace   Webb's grandfather.