Much of the rich history and culture in Osage County is credited to the Osage Nation, which relocated here in 1872. The Osage Nation is actively working within the communities to build a future for Osage County. The American Dream began in this part of the country for oil barons such as Frank Phillips and E. W. Marland, who gathered around the Million Dollar Elm in Pawhuska to bid on oil leases to make their fortunes. Today oilmen continue this legacy, pumping oil throughout Osage County.