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

by David Grann

In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native American tribes.  As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of "underground reservation."  It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape and the Osage became the richest people per capita in the world.  They rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.  Then, one by one, they began to be killed off....  

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Adults ages 18 and up.