Big Ideas at TU: Killers of the Flower Moon - Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

Big Ideas at TU: Killers of the Flower Moon


As one of our annual Big Ideas at TU events, the Oklahoma Center for Humanities will distribute 50 free copies of David Grann’s book, Killers of the Flower Moon.

In advance of Grann’s Presidential Lecture on Oct. 22, we will host a public discussion forum on Oct. 17 at the Helmerich Center for American Research. A panel of native activists and artists will speak to the book, the upcoming film adaptation, and native representation.

We ask that as participants read Killers of the Flower Moon, they consider the following discussion questions:

  1. What do you think was the main motive for the murders?
  2. What reactions do you have to the race-based federal laws regarding Osage guardianship?
  3. If this book was told from an Osage perspective, how would the story would be different?
  4. How could Martin Scorsese weave Osage narrative – not FBI or local non-Native narrative – into his film?

Wilson Pipestem will moderate, and audience members will have an opportunity to discuss questions with the panelists.

The event is free and open to the public.

Free copies of the book can be picked up in Tyrrell Hall on the University of Tulsa campus, Mon-Fri from 9-5 p.m.

To learn more, visit the event page here.