The BBB selection for March is Killers of the Osage Moon: The Osage murders and the Birth of the FBI (non-fiction) by David Grann.
“In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world
were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off … under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered … The newly created FBI took up the case, and young … J. Edgar Hoover, turned to … former Texas Ranger … Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White’s … undercover team, included a Native American agent … and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.” (Amazon Books). Please join us on March 6 at noon in the Fireside Room to discuss this important part of our history.