Viewing Entry - Killers of the flower moon (E13341) by Grann, David
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Killers of the flower moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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History. United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Case studies. Osage Indians -- Crimes against -- Case studies. Homicide investigation -- Oklahoma -- Osage County -- Case studies. Osage County (Okla.) -- History -- 20th century.
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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 be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In Killers of the Flower Moon, 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.