THE POSSE is a page dedicated to ourselves. The path that Bone Dust is on is a creation of Jayme Daniel and James Stephens. This page is dedicated to the bio's of those directly walking this Bonedust path with us, We hope you enjoy meeting the settlers of Bonedust, Oklahoma.
THE ORIGINAL BONE DUST COWGIRL LIFE'S STORY: She was born in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Her parents took her home to a small farm east of the Starlight Drive-in. As a child, she enjoyed going to cattle and horse sales with her daddy. Also, the smell of horse and leather filled her nose as she rode with her daddy. She was too small to even get on her own horse. Growing up on a red dirt road, she remembers the Sac and Fox Indians driving past their farm house in old 1950 model pickups and cars. They were on their way to the pow-wow just a stone's throw away from their house. Born with a love for fashion and accessories, she had an obsession for purses that would eventually get her into much trouble in Sunday and public school. Her western fashion lineage was strong, which had much influence on her chosen style of dress. Her daddy's old tooled leather belt and cowboy boots will forever leave an impression on her mind. Pursuing her love for fashion right out of high school, she worked at a local ladies retail store. Her taste and fashion flair quickly moved her up in ranks and she was chosen to go to market to buy the edgy stuff. Soon, she found herself living in Santa Fe, and a whole new world was opened for her. Working at Origins on San Francisco Street downtown Santa Fe, exposed her to international and local styles that Santa Fe had to offer. She quickly absorbed and incorporated the Santa Fe style with her Oklahoma roots which resulted in this unique fashion blend that she is known for. She now resides in Bonedust, Oklahoma with her man in a yeller house.
JAMES STEPHENS' LIFE STORY: James was born in the late 50's in Osage County, Oklahoma. On the edge of the Osage Indian Reservation. He has Cherokee running through his veins, with a strong mixture of Irish blood. At a young age, Kerr-McGee whisked the family away to Soda Springs, Idaho. While in Idaho, he was educated not only in school, but all about the moose. Each summer, the family would return to its roots. James' grandmother was a famous pow-wow cook. Some of his favorite childhood memories are of the Indian dances when they were in full dress. James started to whittle at a young age (chairs and other fine household furniture), but in his late teens it turned into carving. He carved only woods with knives, no power tools. For 31 years he carved that way. The things he carved were usually custom gifts carved especially for the receiver. A few years ago, James laid down his knives and picked up power tools to carve the hardness of the moose antler. Since moose antler has become his medium, he has gone from gift maker to an artist/carver. His creations are sold and collected all over the world. James Stephens now resides in Bonedust, Oklahoma with The Original Bonedust Cowgirl.
Life Story for Crazy 'bout Turquoise:
Crazy 'bout Turquoise has ink in her veins and grit in her teeth. One of her grandfathers worked a ranch in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Her other grandfather was a real cowboy prior to joining his family in the newspaper business. Their love for Oklahoma gave them strength and courage to live in a state that was devastated by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Their determination to survive in difficult times was their legacy. Just as her grandfathers did, CBT carries in her heart a strong will to survive even in the midst of her Dust Bowl.
CBT has always loved to create through the written word. As a child growing up in Shawnee, Oklahoma, she wrote poetry, short stories, and later she was on the newspaper staff in high school and college. Although CBT never pursued her writing as a career, she uses her skills in her "real" job as a paralegal. At the tender age of 4 years old, her daddy bought her a denim jacket and red cowboy boots. Since then she has had a deep affection for western wear. Her true talent is combining her love of turquoise with leather fringed jackets and the Santa-Fe-Okie style. Today, CBT enjoys writing a blog and contributes her talents to the BONEDUST COWGIRL. She also volunteers at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City.
CBT resides in BONEDUST, OKLAHOMA.
HILLBILLY'S LIFE STORY:
NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE WHERE HILLBILLY COMES FROM. ACCORDING TO HIS JACKET HE SPENT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME DEEP IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, FROM THE WICHITA MOUNTAINS TO QUANAH TEXAS. LAWMEN FROM THAT AREA HAVE NOT SEEN HIDE NOR HAIR OF HIM IN YEARS, WHICH MAKES THEM HAPPY. WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR HILLBILLY TO DO SOMETHING WORTHWHILE SO WE CAN MAKE A NOTE OF IT IN THIS BIO. HIS SHADOW RESIDES IN BONEDUST, OKLAHOMA.