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Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon: An American Crime and the Birth of the FBI | David Grann
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There is rarely #HonorAmongThieves, and there certainly was none among the white men stealing the Osage Indian head rights for oil on the Indian‘s land. Each Osage had a right to a certain among of money dispersed, but the money had to be administered by white people, leading to theft, murder, and the formation of the FBI. Really fascinating book, and a Kindle Daily Deal today. Pick it up! #StarTrekSummerJune

ferskner This is such an amazing (and horrifying) book. I think my jaw was dropped the entire time. 3d
Suet624 @ferskner I felt the same way. 3d
Scochrane26 Loved this book. Def horrifying 3d
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ShyBookOwl
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Finally got a library card. Borrowed this one on 🎧
It's been on my TBR for a while. So far, so good!

MsLeah8417 Great choice! 1w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I love listening to Will Patton...will try to track down the audio for this one now (have the hardcover on my shelf...) 1w
ABookGeek Great book! 1w
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ShyBookOwl @Penny_LiteraryHoarders maybe your library has it. If not, I'm almost certain audible has it 1w
Scochrane26 One of my favorites last yr 1w
marleed It‘s so good. And an important story too! 1w
ShyBookOwl @marleed absolutely! I don't know a lot about indigenous history in America (I'm Canadian so I'm very familiar with it here). 1w
marleed There another 2019 book called There There by Tommy Orange. He provides a current day perspective of the Urban American Indian. It‘s very good. And I respectfully use the term Indian to describe his book because he uses the term to describe himself. 1w
ShyBookOwl @marleed nice! Thanks for the rec 1w
CherylRussell Great book! My husband isn‘t a reader, but he finished this in a week. 1w
ShyBookOwl @CherylRussell oooh, that's promising. My husband isn't much of a reader either but I might convince him to try this one 1w
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j9brown
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Here's another nightmarish stain on American history. I never learned or heard about any of this. Sometimes it seems like there's no limit to human's capacity for greed, and no shortage of people with no regard for human life. So depressing.
Well-written and fascinating and shocking, I highly recommend this. And there are a few good people who bring back a little hope for humanity.

RaimeyGallant Well said. 1w
margotenenbaum this book is sooo good 4d
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Mindyrecycles
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Best nonfiction I read in 2018. Infuriating and riveting. #themoonsong #maymoviemagic

IamIamIam Wasn't it fascinating? It made me really want to research reservation life in the early part of three century. I had no idea the Native Americans were so rich but treated as less than human. 3w
kindergartenkat Loved this one! 3w
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Oblomov26
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I had no idea about this piece of American history. The Osage Indians, driven from one reservation to another, in the earlier twentieth century found themselves in possession of the richest oil rights in the US and then members of the community started to die. A tale of exploitation, greed and murder, the resulting case which was essential to the formation of the modern FBI and the investigation of the author into the true scope of the crimes.

Cortg I read this AND listened to the audiobook. Unbelievable! 3w
Cathythoughts I have this on Audible.... must get to it 👍🏻 3w
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Blueberry
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Bought at the thrift store today for $1. 😃

alisonrose This was really good, though it feels weird to say so when the subject matter is so horrifying. But it‘s definitely an important read. 3w
Blueberry @alisonrose I know exactly what you mean. 3w
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Cortg
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I read this 2 years ago and just finished the audiobook for book club. I find this story an intriguing piece of US History and I‘m glad to have the story told to me. I‘m looking forward to the movie, Matthew McConaughey is my favorite!

Tamra A movie? Yes! 1mo
Cortg @Tamra Yes! But don‘t hold your breath. It‘s been in the works for 2 years and there isn‘t much info about it on IMDb. Patience is a virtue. (edited) 1mo
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“On May 14, he‘d left his #home, in the southwestern part of the reservation, for Pawhuska. He never returned.”
#QuotsyMay19

#Oklahoma

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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This is a dark park of American history I was unaware of. I started the physical book, got 77% in, and forwarded it to a friend, knowing I could finish up with audio. If you read this book, I would go with the physical copy. There are photos, notes and bibliography. Prepare to be disgusted with the horror of how some of the whites systematically killed the Osage for head rights. The FBI accounted for 24, but there were many, many more. #Oklahoma

Cathythoughts Great review! I have on Audible... I must get to it 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cathythoughts I liked listening to it, but if you can take a hard copy or ebook out of the library...you‘ll want to see photos. One photo speaks volumes...I don‘t want to say anything bc it‘s a spoiler. I think he mentions it in the book, but seeing the photo was powerful. 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, and thank you!! 2mo
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Cathythoughts 😘 2mo
Cinfhen Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and pick for this prompt! 👊🏻📚♥️ 4d
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Mdargusch
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This outrageous story of the Osage Indians becoming millionaires and then getting killed off one by one was like a punch to the gut. I had no idea about this dark part of American history.

#dontgobreakingmyheart
#anglophileapril

Aimeesue Completely irrelevant aside: I love your glass bird! I have several that belonged to my grandmother, and some I bought on my own because now I apparently collect them to put in my windows. 😄 2mo
Reviewsbylola Great choice. I still remember this book and reading it so vividly. 2mo
Mdargusch I love that @Aimeesue What a great thing to collect! (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Stunning photo and yes, this book was infuriating and heartbreaking 2mo
emilyhaldi Omg so jealous of those lilacs 2mo
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Eyelit
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Finishing up this riveting (and infuriating) book this quiet evening - with some cuddly companions. #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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rachelk
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U.S. history, true crime, mystery and suspense all in one important, gut wrenching book. Why didn‘t I learn about any of this in school? My only issue is that it did feel a bit too drawn out. I think this *might* be that rare book that will work even better as a movie. I am excited that Scorsese & DiCaprio are in production with it — every U.S. citizen should know this story. #nonfiction #history #crime

JanuarieTimewalker13 I just finished this. I‘m so disgusted and infuriated at the vast injustice the Osage experienced. I‘m glad this story got exposure, and I‘m happy BOTM picked it 2 years ago. I finally got to it. I can‘t wait for the film either! (edited) 2mo
rachelk @JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, I completely agree! 2mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Oh, look! Big Oil is about to celebrate 100 years of undue influence in our politics. They must be so proud 🙄

Eyelit I‘m currently reading this too. So infuriating! 2mo
Sweettartlaura Absolutely @eyelit 😡 2mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
🌸The tagged book and Bag of Bones by SK
🌸 The Female Of The Species by MM
🌸 Purple, but I truly love so many colors. In fact, yellow was my favorite color in my 20s. Who could live without blue? Not me. So soothing, plus you need it to make purple 😀

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heikemarie
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I am listening to this on audiobook while I clean and meal prep. The first narrator (woman) was fine but the second one sounds like he‘s trying to hard to be a 1929s gangster mixed with Wil Willis, the host of forged in fire. But the most suspicious version of him possible. It is disconcerting and it makes me think every new character introduced is a murderer because of how on edge he sounds... 😂

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Jen2
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Fabulous!!!

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TheRomantiCate
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to @Princess-Kingofkings for my #MadHatterTeaPartySwap packages!! I‘ve been dying to read this book and you nailed my tea preferences!! Thank you so much!!

@TheReadingMermaid thank you for putting this swap together!! 🤗🤗🤗

SmartSassery Very cool! 💜 2mo
Princess-Kingofkings @TheRomantiCate you are incredibly welcome! I'm so glad it worked out for me to participate. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid Thank you again @Princess-Kingofkings for stepping in and helping us with the swap. You are incredibly generous and have the most beautiful heart 💖 2mo
TheRomantiCate @Princess-Kingofkings I agree with @TheReadingMermaid 😍 I really appreciate you stepping in ♥️♥️ 2mo
Princess-Kingofkings @TheReadingMermaid & @TheRomantiCate thanks for the encouragement ~ I hope to participate properly in the future with more time to add extras! 2mo
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Suet624
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I really have to stop reading such grim books. Greed, money, death, more greed, more money, more death. 😀 I think I‘m supposed to be getting the message, as if I didn‘t know already, that people are capable of truly horrendous deeds in order to have more money. The history of what the federal government, townspeople, and even a family member did to the Osage is gut wrenching. Again, important to know, but hard to take.

Theaelizabet Yes, this one was fascinating, but unrelenting, as I remember. 3mo
kspenmoll Great review; this book was wrenching as you say! 💕 3mo
minkyb I need to read this sooner rather than later! 3mo
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Suet624 @minkyb well....maybe not. 😀 3mo
minkyb I don‘t read much non fiction but I need to read this one. Some day. 2mo
mdhughes72 Having a hard time getting through this. 2mo
Suet624 @mdhughes72 because you don‘t like the writing or because it‘s making you feel terrible? 2mo
mdhughes72 @Suet624 I‘m listening to it on audio and have only managed to get through the first 1/3. Just seems dry and tedious. Am I crazy? 2mo
Suet624 Not crazy. The last 1/3 is even more so. I just can‘t quit a book. One of my failings. 😁 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m currently reading this, and I wish I had listened to audiobook. Its a bit treacherous and slow. Yet, I feel obligated to finish it bc as an American I should know this. I was never taught about this. I think the film should be outstanding. 2mo
Suet624 @JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, I can imagine this would be difficult to get through. I think it could have been edited a bit better to cut it down. I‘m happy he wrote the book because it‘s important to know. It‘s definitely worth getting to the end of the book if you can as some additional information is provided that adds to the story. 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, I‘m on page 207 right now. I‘ve already taken a gander at the notes and bibliography...this is the plus to having the physical copy. I‘ve already given the finger to the photo of William Hale..he‘s long dead..but his photo brought it out of me. Ughhh, sickening...Had to be brutal for David Grant to write this book. 2mo
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AReedCollett
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Roger's Public Library Books and Brews club's April discussion covered this fascinating read covering one of the darkest times of the Osage people.

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Redwritinghood
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Squeezing in one more before the end of the month. This was riveting! I had never heard about the Osage ‘Reign of Terror‘ until this book. Grann does a great job of building a story and making history come alive. This is a story of greed and prejudice and hubris in a veritable Wild West. There is also some background of the development of the FBI into a more professional organization, but, to my mind, not enough to warrant the subtitle. 4⭐️ #SABC

Megabooks Great book! 3mo
readordierachel Ok, you just moved this way up on my tbr! 3mo
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Lauram
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Two weeks ago, I participated in #sixonstpaddys hosted by @Samplergal and read just long enough to start and finish this book (5hrs). I found it to be well-written, meticulously researched, and one of the most engaging books I‘ve read this year. #LitsyAtoZ

kspenmoll This book mesmerized me. 3mo
Lauram @kspenmoll Me too! Everyone in my book club felt the same way. 3mo
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tjwill New to me author 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for tagging us🎉🎉🎉 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🎉🙌🏽📚 3mo
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Judybskt
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☮️ Virgo
🍀 Nothing comes to mind. Maybe not losing my cool when I‘m dealing with idiots.
📖 Tagged - it was for bookclub. I was halfway through but other books were calling me!
🥍 Lacrosse game in the AM. Visiting a friend in the hospital in the afternoon.
💙 #friyayintro
@howjessreads

monalyisha I DNF‘ed that, too, actually. I still think I‘ll go back one day & finish it. 3mo
monalyisha @Judybskt Oh! I think we‘ve had this conversation before. 😅😆 3mo
Judybskt @monalyisha 😂😂 3mo
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Eggbeater
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A very patronizing Thomas Jefferson once referred to the Osage people as "my children." This type of condescension would have a deadly, ominous impact on them. The outcome is not surprising. It's insane that I've never heard of this part of American history before. The author did a good job showing that justice was not neatly tied in a bow here. The FBI cut its teeth on this case, but can justice ever really be served?

Prettytears I read this quote about justice recently: "Justice isn't blind. Justice is lazy." And I started this book, I still have to get around to finishing it, especially before the film comes out. 3mo
Gezemice @Prettytears There is a film? That should be great! Thanks for the heads-up. 3mo
Gezemice I found this one pretty mind-blowing, too. How wide-spread it was! Crazy! 3mo
Prettytears @Gezemice Yeah a film is in the works and Martin Scorcese and Leonardo Dicaprio are said to be attached to it. 3mo
Gezemice @Prettytears That sounds like it is in good hands. It is a story that could go wrong easily on screen, but it could be great if done well. 3mo
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Aimeesue
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Holy cow. This book is making me furious at humanity and the greed that drives some of us. I would like to go back in time and punch some people. Or at least glare at them disdainfully.

Weaponxgirl I‘ll join you in the punching people. 3mo
Aimeesue @Weaponxgirl Good. I‘ll need a lot of back up or a posse, because I have arthritis and am really short, so I‘m afraid my punches would be very ineffective. 3mo
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Heatherfeather
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Hard to say I enjoyed this dark, dark tale, but it is a necessary read and I was riveted.

bookaholic1 ❤❤❤ it!! 3mo
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IamIamIam
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An absolutely chilling account of the systematic decimation of Osage tribe members over their head rights for oil during the 1920s. I wouldn't have grabbed this if it wasn't for the #SocialAwarenessBookClub and @laurenslibrary! Thinking about this for #Booked2019 #PoliticalIntrigue too.

CorinnaBechko This is the second time t huh is week I've heard someone praise this book. Must be time for me to read it! 3mo
IamIamIam @CorinnaBechko It's a sign!! The story is heartbreaking but it's a great read. Well organized and researched and you really get to know the Osage characters. 3mo
CorinnaBechko @IamIamIam just the kind of thing I've been looking for! 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow. Just wow. This book was well written, well researched, and absolutely horrifying.

#SABC #catsoflitsy #Ember

booklahoma I'm sure the book is great, but please just mail Ember to me. What a beautiful feline! 🐈 3mo
Weaponxgirl I felt the same way with this book 3mo
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unabridgedchick
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Although I usually can only manage one non-fiction book a year, I'm tearing through this one because it's got the drama of a novel with the sobering grounding of historical fact. In the early 1920s, oil made the Osage Tribe millionaires and whites couldn't stand it. Murders chip away at the community while corruption and collusion make justice impossible. The early FBI investigates, with its own baggage. Fascinating read.

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Weaponxgirl
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This book is really well written and easy to read in that way but the content inside makes it a hard read.
It‘s the sort of history that everyone should know but don‘t and will make your heart sink.
I don‘t think I would have picked this up on my own so I‘m really glad for #sabc putting this on my radar.
I‘m kinda just lost for words after this.

dariazeoli I just finished and I agree with you! 3mo
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Literaturenut
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This book was heartbreaking and infuriating. How white people could view the Osage as if they weren‘t even human makes me livid. And how recently it all occurred. #SABC #16of65

Reviewsbylola I couldn‘t put this one down. 3mo
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I felt like I read this before, but maybe that‘s a part of my Oklahoma roots. People who are horrified by the inhumanity shown to the Osage as reported in this book can‘t think this behavior is behind us. American Indians/Native Americans are still grossly taken advantage of & reports on violence against our indigenous citizens, especially women, is under reported & often excluded in criminal justice data.

GingerAntics That‘s absolute correct. 3mo
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Lauram
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This is the right way to end my week. I‘m making up for missing Pi Day with a yummy Amish fry pie.

JaclynW Great book! Happy belated Pi Day! 😊 3mo
Lauram @JaclynW Thanks! 3mo
kspenmoll This was a great book! 3mo
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Literaturenut
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Started my #SABC book because it finally came in on Libby today. It‘s fascinating so far.

#currentlylistening

Bookladylinda I should be starting tomorrow. 3mo
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Tex2Flo
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Can‘t imagine how I missed this when it was released. And, can‘t imagine how this could have gone on for so long. Intriguing story of another terrifying part of American history. Only 100 years ago, there were countless murders of Osage for their iil rights, the investigation of which helped to form the current FBI.