In Trust: (full series)
September 29, 2022 8:45 AM - Subscribe

"A hundred and fifty years ago, the Osage Nation bought a stretch of prairie the size of Delaware, in what's now Oklahoma. The Osage owned the land and everything beneath it. Today, much of present-day Osage County has left Osage hands. In some cases, appropriation was swift and brutal: Dozens of Osages were murdered for their share of lucrative mineral rights to this oil-rich land, a period often referred to as the Reign of Terror. But other transfers of wealth played out more subtly—dollar by dollar and acre by acre, over decades—helped along by policies created by the US government." A six-episode iHeartMedia / Bloomberg production, reported and narrated by R. Adams-Heard; series podlink here.

As recently recommended by Lifehacker's L. Passell: "The show paints a picture of Oklahoma in the early 1900s and uncovers dark truths that were never supposed to be discovered — some of them connected to TV's "Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond herself."

More on the Reign of Terror.
posted by progosk (1 comment total)
The quality of reporting in this series is on par with the series This Land.

Chillingly, the description of guardianships, and in general the Hominy "association"'s modus operandi, also reminded me of some of the instruments with which the old-boy-network that M. Matney is documenting in the Murdaugh Murders podcast operate.
posted by progosk at 9:03 AM on September 29, 2022

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