• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Grann, David. Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the Birth of the FBI. Vintage Books, 2017. Print.
• Chapter One opens in 1921, starting by detailing Mollie Burkhart's concern about the disappearance of her sister, Anna Brown.
• Though Anna had a history of going on “sprees” of dancing and drinking, her long absence was worrisome.
• Mollie and her family were members of the Osage Nation, a Native American tribe whose members enjoyed shares, referred to as headrights, in the vast oil fields below their territory in Oklahoma.
• The author reveals that the Osage refer to May as "the time of the flower-killing moon" (5) because in May, bigger plants come and choke off the beautiful flowers that have grown up in the meadows.
• The royalties from these headrights likely made the Osage the richest...
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