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Trust and Betrayal in Osage Country

Now on Exhibit
An exhibit on the murders of wealthy Osage people in the 1920s is now on display at the Oklahoma History Center Museum. Trust and Betrayal in Osage Country will be displayed in the ONEOK, Inc. Gallery until March 1, 2024.

The crimes are detailed in David Grann’s 2017 book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. It’s estimated that two dozen members of the Osage Nation were murdered in the 1920s in a plot to get Osage wealth through murder. Most of the crimes were not investigated by local authorities.

The exhibit features an historic Osage shield, images of newspaper articles, and other artifacts.