Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information
Book Discussion " Killers of the Flower Moon"
The History Book Group will discuss David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” on the 2nd floor of the library. A purchase of multiple copies was made possible by the support of Friends of the Library. 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 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. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case and turned to former Texas Ranger Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau, and together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
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