Pawhuska on the Silver Screen

According to reports in an online article that ran on July 14, 2017 by Variety, legendary director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are developing a film-adaption of David Grann’s New York Times Best Seller “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.”

“Flower Moon” takes place during the 1920’s oil boom on the Osage Reservation as the Bureau of Investigation (now the FBI) takes up its first case to solve the murders happening to Osage shareholders of the Osage Mineral Estate. The book follows the murders of Mollie Burkhart’s family and the outcome of the investigation. Burkhart, a full-blood Osage woman married to a white man, helplessly stands by as one after the other her two full blood sisters, their families, and her mother are all murdered for their headright shares.

Original Article: Hollywood stars headed to Osage County in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ adaptation. by Shannon Shaw Duty. This story originally was published by the Osage News ( and is used with permission.

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