February 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Back by popular demand; read before seeing the movie! From #1 New York Times best-selling author David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon is a twisting, haunting, true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case, as one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations; the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger, Tom White, to unravel the mystery. White assembled an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. Together with the Osage they exposed one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. Read the West Book Club meets monthly. Select books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Refreshments provided. $9; $6 for Museum members. Register by February 16.