Two Tuesdays: November 7 and 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online
Lecture and Discussion. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.
Near the turn of the 20th century, the members of the Osage Nation—removed from their native lands by Anglo-American settlers—became “the richest nation in the world per capita” due to their ownership of oil and gas rights on their reservation in Oklahoma. That wealth made them a target for corrupt officials eager to kill to take over their land. From 1918 to 1931, wealthy Osage were mysteriously murdered in what was described as the Reign of Terror. Solving those murders became one of the FBI’s first major homicide investigations.
This two-week, discussion-based class will explore David Grann’s investigation of that history in his 2017 book The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, the basis for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone.
Two Tuesdays: November 7, 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online
The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann (9780307742483)
Kimberly Clarke is a writer and educator deeply invested in helping unearth obscured and under-appreciated literatures and histories. She holds a Master's from Georgetown University and PhD from The George Washington University. She is currently an editor at Georgetown University working on education access and affordability.
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