Author Dennis McAuliffe Jr grew up believing his Osage Indian grandmother had died an early death from kidney disease. Her death possibly engineered by his grandfather was a victim of the "Osage Reign of Terror", a systematic killing spree in the 1920's when white men decscended upon the oil-rich Osage reservation to court, marry, and murder Osage women to gain control of their money. Previously published as Bloodland: The Deaths of Sybil Bolton.
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