Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Nicole Simon

Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann 

In the 1870s, the United States government drove the Osage nation in herds onto a small reservation in Oklahoma, situated on a relatively small tract which was chosen because its rocky terrain was particularly unsuited to agriculture.

This book demonstrates a string of crimes against the Osage that reveals a festering thorn in our nation’s history: the appalling mistreatment of Native Americans and a malfeasance at the heart of the system established to “protect” them. Killers of the Flower Moon also provides an fair reporting on the inception of the FBI, and the very real need for a federal law enforcement agency for certain crimes that would not be prosecuted due to local criminal influence and racketeering.

How many stars does the book deserve?

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