Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann is a haunting true story that unravels a dark period in American history, exposing the calculated murders of wealthy Osage Native Americans during the 1920s in Oklahoma. Driven by a quest for oil wealth, the Osage people fell victim to a web of corruption and greed, with individuals ruthlessly poisoned, shot, or bombed. Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Grann uncovers a shocking conspiracy that ultimately led to the formation of the FBI. This gripping narrative sheds light on a deeply unsettling tale of prejudice, exploitation, and the unwavering resilience of the Osage Nation.
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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“It is an interesting idea how a seemingly great solution – losing all your bad and traumatic memories – isn’t a solution to the problems at all. As this documentary implies, emotions cannot be controlled, and by hiding certain emotions or painful experiences they aren’t cleaned up at all.”
Reviews from Readers:
Intriguing coming-of-age story
This is an intriguing coming-of-age story, that reads like a psychological thriller. I have to say that I loved the book more than the documentary, but the story is either way very upsetting yet beautiful. I admire their courage of putting a story that’s so deeply personal out there.