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Excelsior Lecture: The Osage Indian Murders, the Founding of the FBI and the Masons Involved (10/18/2023)

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The New York Council of Deliberation’s Excelsior Initiative is pleased to welcome Ill. Mark A. Wright, 33° at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 with a presentation on the Osage Indian Murders, the Founding of the FBI and the Masons Involved.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a 2017 nonfiction book by American journalist David Grann.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. (Amazon)

A film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese is set for release in October 2023

Bro. Wright will discuss the story along with the Masonic connections involved.

Register Here to receive the Zoom link for the session. The program will begin at 7:00 PM. The link will be emailed to you during the week leading up to the session.