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Bookwoman: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (BW17-44)

  • Wed, August 08, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • William Reif Gallery

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Wednesday, August 8
9:30-11:00am

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances. David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. 

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