After being forced to leave their vast ancestral homeland, their new territory, rocky and much smaller, was discovered to be home to oil fields. Each tribe member began to receive substantial payments from the oil companies. Grann opens her story in May 1921 and focuses first on Mollie Burkhart, 34, one of four daughters in an Osage family, whose older sister Anna has disappeared. Anna would soon be found murdered, but it wasn’t until more than 20 tribe members were killed that a federal investigation focused on the case.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/books-native-americans/2021/11/15/a858ab66-36b4-11ec-9bc4-86107e7b0ab1_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_lifestyle | 3 new books that explore the Native American experience from the 19th century to the present day