Livestream tickets available for David Grann lecture

Ponca City Now - September 28, 2018 3:23 pm

TONKAWA — Best-selling author David Grann will be appearing at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Oct. 17 as part of the NOC Lectureship Series.

Tickets for the dinner are sold out, but Grann’s lecture will be livestreamed to the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at NOC Tonkawa.

Tickets for the livestream event are free but  should be reserved from the NOC Community Development Office in the Vineyard Library/Administration Building at NOC Tonkawa.  Call 628-6214 for more details.

The event is sponsored by the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program, Northern Oklahoma College and the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Cultural Engagement Center located in the Vineyard Library at NOC Tonkawa.

Grann’s most recent book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, was on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list more than 30 weeks and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI tells the story of the Osage Indians, who, in the 1920s, became the wealthiest people in the world because of oil under their land in Oklahoma. They were then serially murdered off in one of the most sinister crimes in American history.

The case became among the FBI’s first major homicide investigations. The FBI sent in a team of undercover agents, including one of the only Native Americans in the bureau. They eventually caught one of the masterminds. But, as Grann discovers, there was deeper and darker conspiracy that the bureau never exposed.

A feature film is now in production with Martin Scorcese directing and starring Leonardo DeCaprio.

 

 

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