The Rare Archival Photos Behind 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

The Rare Archival Photos Behind One of America's Most Sinister Crimes

Leavenworth’s stone walls once held a murderous king, driven by greed, and made powerful by fear. On the third, and final, leg of our journey, which began in Cincinnati, we head south out of Kansas, following the trail of oil and blood that leads to the Osage Nation. Hear the story of the Osage Reign of Terror--the brutal string of murders of wealthy Osage tribal members in the 1920s, now the subject of the popular book, "Killers of the Flower Moon".

Leavenworth’s stone walls once held a murderous king, driven by greed, and made powerful by fear. On the third, and final, leg of our journey, which began in Cincinnati, we head south out of Kansas, following the trail of oil and blood that leads to the Osage Nation. Hear the story of the Osage Reign of Terror--the brutal string of murders of wealthy Osage tribal members in the 1920s, now the subject of the popular book, "Killers of the Flower Moon".

Late September Night Sky Osage Nation Reservation Oklahoma [OS][960x638]

Late September Night Sky Osage Nation Reservation Oklahoma [OS][960x638]

OSAGE MEN , 1893

OSAGE MEN , 1893

OSAGE FAMILY

OSAGE FAMILY

Scott N. BigHorse, Assistant Principal Chief, Osage Nation: Part of the interview series Meet Native America, NMAI invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, & other interesting & accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves & say a little about their lives & work.  —Dennis Zotigh, NMAI

Interview with Chief Scott Bighorse, Osage, for the National Museum of the American Indian "Meet Native America" series. Great for student research on what Indian Nations associated with Arkansas are doing today.

Oklahoma and Indian Territory map, circa 1890s, created using Census Bureau Data. Wikipedia

On This Day: In 1825 the US Congress approved “Indian Territory” in what is present-day Oklahoma, clearing the way for forced relocation of Native peoples from the east on the Trail of Tears.

NE KAH KA LAH , 1893

NE KAH KA LAH , 1893

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