Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBIEdition: First edition.Description: x, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780385534246; 0385534248.Subject(s): United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Case studies | Osage Indians -- Crimes against -- Case studies | Murder -- Oklahoma -- Osage County -- Case studies | Homicide investigation -- Oklahoma -- Osage County -- Case studies | Osage County (Okla.) -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: True crime stories.DDC classification: 976.6004/975254
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Maps on endpapers.
Includes bibliographical references.
Chronicle one: The marked woman -- The vanishing -- An act of God or man? -- King of the Osage Hills -- Underground reservation -- The devil's disciples -- Million dollar elm -- This thing of darkness -- Chronicle two: The evidence man -- Department of easy virtue -- The undercover cowboys -- Eliminating the impossible -- The third man -- A wilderness of mirrors -- A hangman's son -- Dying words -- The hidden face -- For the betterment of the Bureau -- The quick-draw artist, the yegg, and the soup man -- The state of the game -- A traitor to his blood -- So help you God! -- The hot house -- Chronicle three: The reporter -- Ghostlands -- A case not closed -- Standing in two worlds -- The lost manuscript -- Blood cries out.
Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
1920s Oklahoma. The richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma after oil was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. It became the FBI's first major homicide investigation... and the bureau badly bungled the case. J. Edgar Hoover turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White, who put together an undercover team which began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.