During the 1920s, the world's wealthiest people per capita were the Osage Indians of Oklahoma. Upon the discovery of oil underneath their lands, they built their own mansions, were driven around by chauffeurs in their own automobiles, and enrolled their children to expensive European schools.
That is, until the richest of them were killed off one by one.
Killers of the Flower Moon sheds light on the long-kept conspiracy that ordered the murder of more than two dozens of Osage members. David Grann's narrative nonfiction is based upon several years of deep research and shocking new evidence. Each piece of information throughout the Bureau's investigation is a step deeper into an intricate web of cover-ups. More importantly, Killers of the Flower Moon illustrates the prejudice and antipathy towards Native Americans which granted the murderers and conspirators impunity all those years ago—even up to this day.
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I had read the Killers of the Flower Moon when it first came out in 2017 ——and enjoyed the book. This month it was selected for my book club——I did not want to completely read the original book again (for one reason it made me very sad) so I bought and read Summarized for Busy People—Killers of the Flower Moon. This book took less than 20 minutes to read but it hit all the key points—I was able to remember the book with ease and able to add comment to our book club.