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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - Chapter 22-26 (Chronicle III) Summary & Analysis

David Grann
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Chapter 22 shifts to first-person narration as the author describes his modern work examining the history of the Osage tribe. During his research, Grann visited Osage territory repeatedly for ceremonial dances and other celebrations. Though the tribe remains culturally vibrant, its wells have stopped producing oil, leading to declining wealth and population. The tribe continues to be haunted by the memories of the murders and the trauma endured by their ancestors. Grann notes that both Hale and Ernest were eventually released from prison and Ernest returned to Osage County, where he lived until his death. The author met Margie Burkhart, Mollie’s granddaughter, who described how difficult it was for her father and aunt to live with Ernest’s actions. Margie’s father Cowboy attempted to maintain a relationship with his father, but was deeply troubled. Margie also took Grann on a...

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