Myths and Mysteries of Oklahoma: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Myths and Mysteries of Oklahoma: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

by Robert L. Dorman

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Myths and Mysteries of Oklahoma reveals the dark and ominous cloud of mysteries and myths that hovers over the Sooner State. This book offers residents, travelers, history buffs, and ghost hunters a refreshingingly lively collection of stories about Oklahoma's unsolved murders, legendary villains, lingering ghosts, terrifying myths, and haunted places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772285
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,187,033
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert L. Dorman was born and raised in Oklahoma and has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oklahoma. He holds a master's degree in library science from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and a doctorate in history from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Dorman is the author of It Happened in Oklahoma: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (Globe Pequot Press, 2011). His most recent book is Hell of a Vision: Regionalism and the Modern American West, published in 2012 by the University of Arizona Press. He is currently Associate Professor of Library Science at Oklahoma City University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Custer's Indian Family 1

Chapter 2 Stealing the Capital, Round One 14

Chapter 3 Cause of Death: Anthropology 25

Chapter 4 Stealing the Capital, Round Two 38

Chapter 5 Who's Buried in Geronimo's Grave? 50

Chapter 6 The Osage Reign of Terror 64

Chapter 7 Luther, Edith, and Luther's Guns 77

Chapter 8 The Great Oklahoma Grave Robbery 89

Chapter 9 Lydie and the Swan 101

Chapter 10 Murder at the Cross Bell? 116

Chapter 11 When the Lion Got Away 129

Chapter 12 The Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy 143

Bibliography 157

Index 183

About the Author 192

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