Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
Thanks to a massive oil reserve under their reservation, Oklahoma’s Osage Indians were the richest Americans per capital in the 1920s. “It was said that whereas one out of every 11 Americans owned a car,” author David Grann writes, “virtually every Osage had 11 of them.” Then their future turned, and the Osage started being murdered – dozens of them. Shot in the back. Poisoned. Blown up with a bomb placed under a new house. Those who tried to solve crimes turned up dead, too. The Lost City of Z author Grann spent years researching the murders. What emerged is a chilling tale of one of the most audacious conspiracies in American history.