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FBI File on the Osage Indian Murders

Title:  FBI File on the Osage Indian Murders

Location:  Jerome Library Main Microforms; film E 99 .O8 F37

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 3 reels

Publisher:  Scholarly Resources

Content Description:  A reproduction of the FBI file on murders that took place on the Osage Indian Reservation in 1921-1923. Members of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation went undercover on the reservation and, eventually, William "King of Osage" Hale was arrested and convicted of the murders.

This file is in 21 parts. Parts 1-19 are available full text on the FBI's web site at:

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  In 21 parts: Reel 1) Sections 1-7; Reel 2) Sections 8-15; Reel 3) Sections 16-21.

Index/Bibliography:  The printed guide is available in the Reference Collection at REF E99.O8 F37 Guide. This guide lists the documents and reports contained on each reel, but does not contain a detailed index to each document.

Subject Categories:  Criminal Justice; History; Multicultural Studies

Keywords:  osage, fbi, murder, homicide, indians, native americans, federal bureau of investigation, william hale

Time Period:  20th Century