Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

David Grann
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Chronicle One: The Marked Woman, Chapters 1-5

• The Osage tribe refers to May as "the time of the flower-killing moon" (5).

• The work of nonfiction begins by depicting the year 1921.

• In that year, all of the tribe’s land lay within the boundaries of the state of Oklahoma.

• In the 1870s, the U.S. government had forcibly moved the Osage tribe from their rightful land in Kansas.

• Grann introduces Mollie Burkhart.

• Mollie's sister Minnie had died three years before the beginning of the narrative.

• Minnie was 27 years old at the time of her death.

• Minnie’s official cause of death was listed by the coroner as a wasting illness.

• The text states that the Osage tribe took in more than $30 million in the year 1923, since the land on which the government placed the tribe turned out to be unexpectedly rich in oil.

• Mollie and her family lived on the...

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