This is an Offsite program taking place at The Venice Theater.
In this lecture, David Grann, author of the One Book One Community 2019 selection Killers of the Flower Moon, illuminates how the struggle for Native American rights extends from the first contact with whites to the present day with Standing Rock. Grann highlights the saga of the Osage Indians, who once controlled the central part of the country. After being driven onto a rocky, presumably worthless reservation in Oklahoma, they discovered oil under their land and became the wealthiest people per capita in the world. Then, in the 1920s, they began to be mysteriously murdered. Grann documents how one of the most sinister crimes in American history connects to Native Americans’ current fight to control their land and resources.
New Yorker writer and bestselling author David Grann doesn’t just produce captivating stories — he lives them. Whether
crossing the ocean on a skiff or trekking for months through the Amazon, Grann immerses himself in his reporting to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other. "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI", is a true crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history.
Author available for booksigning after program, and books will be available for purchase.