The Wa-zha-zhe are a Native nation of the central North American plains. The prefecture of Osage is named after a French pronunciation of the name. Today, the Wa-zha-zhe live across South Central Osage, most largely adapted to European-style life. Certain lands are guaranteed for them, and certain amounts of Bison are shipped from the large wildlife reserves of Nouvelle Navarre with moneys they earn from their Casinos. They have also influenced the northern Dakota Tribes to begin their own Casinos.