You are invited to
Scandian Grove Book Club on…
Sunday, July 14, 2019
4:00 pm Potluck Supper
Hosted by Bob and Mary Rodning
809 Hengen St
Fairmont, MN 56031
We will be discussing…
Killers of the Flower Moon:
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann
“In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, build mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.
In this last remnant of the Wild West – where oilmen and desperadoes roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations.”
Join us as we better understand American history and how to learn from it.
Our August/September Community Common Read will be…
Local MN author, Rebecca Fjelland Davis