[Marxism] Fwd: The Devil and David Grann: How the "Lost City of Z" Author Found His Way to a Follow-Up | Village Voice

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Apr 26 13:20:32 MDT 2017

The devil was William Hale, a cattleman from Texas who'd come to the 
Osage Reservation in the latter years of the nineteenth century and 
accumulated a fortune in land and assets, earning himself the nickname 
"the King of the Osage Hills." No amount of money and power seemed to be 
enough for Hale, however, and in 1921 he set in motion a meticulous and 
horrifying plot to kill off an entire family of Osage in order to obtain 
the rights to their land, which sat atop an ocean of oil.


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