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I‘m behind on my November #bookspin reviews. This was an interesting story about the murders of members of the Osage tribe in the 1920s. At the same time the FBI was being formed. It‘s again stories that you never really learn about in school but important ones to understand what happened in American history. Some of it dragged on in some sections but still an interesting read. #nonfictionnovember
It is a holiday here in the states, and I almost missed #tbt but it is still only 10 pm here on the west coast, so my We Don't Talk About This Book Enough is
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
This book is amazing, and hard. Tells the story from the from the side of the victims and of the law enforcement. Grann was too easy & much too complimentary of the FBI.. But he did do well showing the disparity between the justice a Native person.
Currently reading. I have a good history with David Grann books so I expect to like this.
Such a sad and maddening point in American history as 60+ wealthy Native Americans were murdered for the fact that they were producing oil on their land.
The audiobook was a little slow and hard to follow at times. But nonetheless, it was an important listen as this is not taught in history classes, as far as I‘m concerned.
Well that was a fun little email Amazon. It's not anywhere close to the amount of audiobooks I have actually listened to so far this year (just the ones I actually paid for vs library app) but it is obvious what I mostly use it for (*cough* true crime book club *cough).
Good god. Was I surprised about how bungled murder investigations were when it came to Native Americans? No. And yes. (Is it possible to be both at the same time? I was.)
Do read this. But if you‘re feeling low about the state of the world, wait a bit. It‘s an important read but it won‘t make you feel great.
This is a tough read. It‘s stunning—not in a good way—and maddening. It‘s getting a little slow with the manhunt. The perpetrator is certainly a man (it‘s the 1920s so “man” hunt isn‘t really a spoiler).
61% through the book and I have 4 days to finish before book club. 😩 It draws me in, but it‘s too provoking to binge.
Oh, woe is me. 🎻 😊
Another awesome marathon readathon hosted by @Andrew65
Finish the tagged book and 2 more at keast. Not decided which yet. Something from my challenge lists. All points for #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written book, this is a piece of American history that should be more widely known (hopefully it will soon since it‘s being made into a movie). The fact that such deception, racism and corruption was not only permitted but accepted is shocking and utterly disgusting. I guess I can understand why some people would like to bury this part of history but it really needs to be told.
An interesting, tragic addition to the pitiable story of the plight of the Native Americans. In this chapter, groups of people formed horrific, cold-blooded plans to defraud Osage Indians (having acquired a great deal of money through oil drilling) of their wealth that included fraudulent marriages, poison, and murder. Some of these schemes took years to mature. Ultimately, though, the story that could have been told fully in a long article.
I had a hard time with this. It's drily written and there are so many people and names it's nearly impossible to keep track of who's who. One thing that is for certain is that it was a terrible crime against the Osage people who were murdered over their headrights and there was never any justice for them in the end. Another case of the white man screwing over the red man.
Interesting book but a little slow. Definitely learned a lot about the Osage tribe and how the government was ran back then. Very sad to hear about this part of American history, but good to know what happened.
Really good book, not fantastic, but if you like conspiracies and true crime this is for you! This could have delved deeper into native relations at the time, so the whole thing unfolds as a white savior story- saving the indigenous from not only the “baddies” but also themselves- enter the fledgling FBI. The real culprit here is the guardian system imposed on the Osage by the US fed.
I love books that bring to light stories of our past that should be common knowledge, but aren't. The Osage Reign of Terror is one of many chapters in history that has been omitted from our history classes and textbooks, no doubt as a result of Native Americans being the victims of the murders. It's a horrific tale of greed and hegemony at its worst. Excellent book! This was my December #Doublespin. @TheAromaofBooks
This is the most engaging and inspired history book I‘ve ever had the privilege of reading. I couldn‘t put it down. The story he documents is incredibly heartbreaking and an important sequence of events we should all be more aware of. Highly recommend!
Read 66 pages. Fascinating story that reads like a news article/research paper. I get the idea and don't want to read it.
Yes, the story of the Osage murders a century ago is enraging. It‘s also not remotely surprising. It‘s so important to keep sharing these buried stories of our ugly and violent history. This is definitely essential reading. Martin Scorsese is currently filming a movie based on the book, and Lisa Ling has an hour special on the Osage murders this Sunday night on CNN. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NonfictionNovember
This lovely novel was about the Osage Indian murders known as the Reign of Terror and the formation of the FBI. There was so much information, but I am definitely going to do a little more research on my own. Especially yo learn more about the Osage people.
I love history so this book was amazing. Definitely read it if you are going to watch the upcoming film.
Wow! Martin Scorsese is directing a Killers of the Flower Moon movie. Starring Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Leonardo Di Caprio. I will watch. https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/killers-of-the-flower-moon-release-date-cast-d...
A sobering look at the depths of white greed and callousness while living with the Osage in the 1920s. The far-reaching conspiracy to rob the Osage of their oil headrights through systematic murder is one of the most sinister things you‘ve never heard of. Grann‘s extensive investigation lays bare the hard truth of America‘s long held prejudice against the indigenous and provides a sharp look at the early days of the historically esteemed FBI. 4⭐️
Excellently researched and written. On a level with In Cold Blood.
I had to stop reading this book before bed because it filled me with rage at every turn. That being said, I wish this book was a “household name.” Every American should know this story. I sincerely hope Scorsese does the adaptation justice and adequately conveys just how abysmal the treatment was of the Osage community in the early 1920‘s. The story centers around the murders but there was sooooo much else wrong. It‘s shameful & infuriating.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me fill in the map, not just today but also over the past several months. Green means I‘ve identified a book and just need to get it done. Gold means TBR from my shelves. Blue means READ 🤦🏻♀️
The verdict for Oklahoma is the tagged book, mostly for availability reasons but also because I‘ve heard only good things about it. Technically, it‘s true crime, not mystery, but my challenge means my rules! ⬇️
I gave this 3 stars not for content but for writing. This is an incredibly important story and am looking forward to the film. However the writing was terrible, all over the place and difficult to follow and know all the people involved. But would definitely read and then explore to learn more about the terrible crimes these people committed against our Native American people.
So good & infuriating & sad!
The Osage tribe, displaced by the US government, bought their own land in OK, saving them from some of the restrictions the gov. placed on other tribes. Until oil is found under their land. The Osage were multimillionaires overnight but whites didn‘t think they could control that much money so guardians were assigned to “help”. When Osage tribe members start dying for their money, the FBI joins the investigation.
At the part where the government is telling the Osage how they can and can‘t spend their money, treating them like children and/or less than human. 🤬🤬
One of the best true crime books I have ever read. I mean the writing, the attention to detail, and the vast amount of information was fantastic. It kept me wanting to read. I was hooked. This book describes the Osage County murders, conspiracies, and cover ups throughout the beginning of the 20th century.
A definite must-read for any true crime fan. So so well done. David Grann gave this story and these victims a sense of justice.
This book is so so good.
This quote and the fact that it made it into the final print makes me smile. The writing is phenomenal. The details, the background of every character, and these simple little moments in history documented make this book outstanding.
Also his name: Chief Bacon Rind. Just amazing. It's easy to forget that this is a true story.
This will be a 5/5.
The killing - which the Washington Post called "the most brutal in crime annals in the district"- appeared to be more than simply a murder. It had the hallmarks of a message, a warning. In the headline, the Post noted as what seemed to be increasing clear: Conspiracy Believed To Kill Rich Indians.
Okay this book is insane. Like WOW. The details are everything. I'm so enthralled with this true-crime story. I know this will be a 5/5 read.
So happy! This is my first pick from my new TBR jar! One of the newest and most anticipated books in my collection. How perfect.
I am very excited to get into this one. And I was even more excited to learn that there are real photos included as well.
Who has read this one?
Not my best reading month, but defiantly some very important reads.
They Called Us Enemy and Killers of the Flower Moon are essential reads for Americans. I love everything Baldwin, even if this was not my favorite - probably because I couldn't remember if I read Native Son or not. Katie Mack is pure awesome, her book was interesting and fun. Everything else was sort of meh...
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 It‘s incredible but also incredibly sad that this story is true. This is a well written narrative nonfiction about the many murders of the Osage in Oklahoma in the 1920s and the federal investigation. Much of it I found fascinating. It slowed down in the third and final section but I appreciate the author bringing home the relevance of the story to the present day. I recommend this!
This was a really good audiobook. The three narrators were all good (especially the 1st two) and the story is such an important one. I would like to say that I‘m amazed and shocked by the treatment of these Native American people but sadly I can‘t....it‘s horrific how they‘ve been treated. A quick and informative listen. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Listened on audio.
Well laid out book. Telling the story from the POV of the victims and of the law enforcement. I think Grann was a bit too easy, and much too complimentary of the FBI even when pointing out their flaws. But he did do as well as a white man could with showing the disparity between the justice a Native could get.
Overall a tragic and interesting read - much better than Lost City of Z.