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An Evening with Killers of the Flower Moon Author David Grann

March 28, 2024

High school students will have the opportunity to attend a special free event to meet the author of the bestselling book, Killers of the Flower Moon, at ISU’s Stephens Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 18, 10-11 AM. 

In addition, the Idaho Humanities Council invites the community to attend its 15th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on April 18, 7 PM at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel and Chiefs Event Center. Author, David Grann, will discuss his book Killers of the Flower Moon. Students, including ISU students, are encouraged to reserve their free tickets online. Reservations will enter students into a drawing for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book.

“We are so excited to bring an author to Idaho who has been incredibly successful at telling important stories from history that are so compelling we are still talking about them years later,” says Johanna Bringhurst, director of programs for the Idaho Humanities Council.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a gripping true-crime tale that unravels some of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. Garnering over 100 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and a finalist for the National Book Award, it has captivated readers worldwide. The book was adapted for the screen in 2023, with Director Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Actress Lily Gladstone's portrayal of Mollie Kyle earned her critical acclaim and marked her as the first Native American to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama).

The author will discuss his book with Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and editor at large of Indian Country Today. Trahant was recently inducted into The National Native American Hall of Fame for decades of work on behalf of Indigenous peoples through his work as a journalist, speaker, and teacher. Trahant is an innovator within digital and print media who began his career as the editor of the Sho-Ban News at the age of 19. 

Joining Grann and Trahant on stage will be Randy’L Teton (Shoshone-Bannock). Since 2022, Randy'L has served on the IHC board of directors and currently works as a Public Affairs/Tribal Relations Specialist with the USDA Forest Service. Teton's recent publication, It’s Her Story: Sacajawea, a graphic novel for children ages 7-10, portrays Sacajawea's journey from an Indigenous perspective and is listed as an Amazon bestselling children's book.

Ticket prices for the Eastern Idaho Distinguished Lecture will be offered on a sliding scale. Tickets are also available for a private reception prior to the lectures with the author for $75.00, with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Following the event, the author will be signing books, which will be available for sale.

For high schools, please contact Holly Kartchner at (208)282-5362 or hollykartchner@isu.edu. 

Purchase Tickets or Reserve Your Free Student Ticket Here 

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