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Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI



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Author
Grann, David
Descriptors
FBI
Indians of North America
Inheritance
Murder
Nonfiction
Oil Industry
Racism
True Crime
Location/Setting:
Oklahoma
Time Period:
1920s
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Summary
The “Reign of Terror” for the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma was from 1921 to 1926. During that time there was a string of unsolved murders linked to “guardians” who managed the assets of Osage “headrights”. When oil was discovered beneath Osage lands, members were given a “headright” and appointed a “guardian” who managed each Indian’s assets. The newly formed FBI was brought in to investigate the murders.
Critique
A true-crime thriller describing a shameful period in American history.
ISBN
9780385534246
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# of Pages
336
Published
2016
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Reviewer's Initials: ED


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