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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
David Grann thoroughly explores a tragic little known and shameful piece of modern United States history. 1920-1924 Murders in the Osage Tribal Lands and J.Edgar Hoover’s Young FBI is charged with solving the case.
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Summary:
Between 1920 and 1924 nearly two dozen people were murdered on the Osage tribal lands in
Oklahoma, both tribe members and white investigators died, becoming what was known as the
Osage Reign of Terror. Why these murders occurred soon became one of J. Edgar Hoover’s first
tests for his young Federal Bureau of Investigation. What was the primary reason for this bloody
time? Oil under the Osage territories had made the tribe members the richest people per capita in
the world, taking in nearly $400 million in today’s dollars, as well as targets for rampant greed
and senseless violence.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and Birth of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation by David Grann will be available at participating libraries beginning in January
2019.