William King Hale - Killers of the Flower Moon

In his book "Killers of the Flower Moon," William King Hale elucidates the story of the Osage Indians in Oklahoma and their tragic encounter with organized crime and corruption during the early 20th century. The Osage, who had prospered from oil revenues discovered on their land, became targets of a conspiracy involving prominent businessmen, politicians, and law enforcement officials who sought to exploit them and seize their wealth. The book meticulously investigates the killings of dozens of Osage individuals and exposes the intricate web of deceit, greed, and violence that characterized this dark chapter in American history, casting light on the orchestrated scheme that sought to annihilate the Osage people. Drawing from extensive research, including interviews and archival documents, Hale uncovers the shocking truth behind these crimes and their far-reaching implications for the Osage Nation.