Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Publisher Description

A young reader edition of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist about one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes, the Reign of Terror against the Osage people.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage 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. 

As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization's first major homicide investigations. An undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau, infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection to bring an end to the deadly crime spree. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

In this youngification of the adult bestseller, critically acclaimed author David Grann revisits the gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people. It is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to continue for so long and provides essential information for young readers about a shameful period in U.S. history.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2021
November 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
59.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Lauriebreg ,

Killers of the Flower Moon

Having been born in 1942, I watched “cowboys and Indians” on TV. My sister played cowboys and Indians with little action figures. We were raised in the Northwest Territory just beyond the Appalachian Mountains but learned little of the native Americans that populated Ohio, where I lived, and its surrounding states. I deplore the decimation of Indigenous populations around the world, not to mention the treatment of other minorities by Europeans. The hypocrisy of the whites in this book is lamentable but not limited to them. David Grann has written an important and troubling book to fill the gaps in American history. It is not intended to make white people feel guilty but to round out their knowledge of the history of America.

Looney007 ,

A must read of historical significance

This is an important part of U.S. History. Power, Greed, Murder, and Deceit. A view of mankind at their very worst. I pray that we can all learn from the past and make a better future for the next generations. And forever indebted to the indigenous peoples of all our lands (the Osage and so many other native peoples).

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