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How the Osage are fighting to protect their language from extinction

Nov 28, 2023
What may be less apparent after watching “Killers of the Flower Moon” is just how hard the Osage Nation has fought to protect and preserve its language.
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How settlers abused financial guardianship in the Osage Nation

Government policies deemed Osages unable to handle their own money, opening the door to widespread exploitation.
A map of the Osage Indian Reservation showing oil and mineral drilling boundaries, 1917. The wealth generated by Osage reservation land was subject to theft and graft by settlers.
National Archives

How government-mandated “guardianship” enabled the Osage murders

Nov 13, 2023
A terrible irony of guardianship is that the federal government’s legal duty to protect Native Americans did not extend to protecting Osage people from the conspiracy to kill tribal members for their oil rights.  
E.G. Burkhart’s application for guardianship over Mollie Burkhart, May 23, 1922. 
National Archives

The history of economic exploitation in "Killers of the Flower Moon"

How settlers stole the wealth and resources of citizens of the Osage Nation, whose reservation land in Oklahoma was rich in oil.
The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, depicts the mechanisms by which settlers could exploit the resources and wealth of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.
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The curse of “black gold”

Nov 6, 2023
We’re watching “Killers of the Flower Moon” in November.
Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio star in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
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