Killings of Osage Indians for Oil

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

This book is a history that reads like a whodunnit.  A page-turner that bring to life one of the most shocking atrocities in Oklahoma history: the murder of Osage Indians by upstanding white citizens to acquire oil rights in the 1920s.  Who knew?  The Tulsa massacre of Blacks has received a lot of attention recently, but the Osage murders—possible in the hundreds by author David Grann’s account—aren’t even mentioned in the Wikipedia Oklahoma history entry.

This book shines a light on the obscure time period marking the end of the “wild west” and the emergence of modern investigate work of the FBI.  Well worth your time.

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