Over the course of the fall and winter of 2020-21 two statues were stolen, one from a park in Kansas City and the other from the lawn of the Tulsa Historical Society. Besides being made of bronze, the other distinguishing similarity these two statues had in common was their subject matter. Both were of Osage women.
The theft of the statues brings to mind the murders of Osage women one hundred years ago for oil rights, a chapter retold in Killers Of The Flower Moon, but there is more to that story. It is not from a long time ago, but current involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
We speak with Cherokee author Faith Phillips about the issue of MMIW and a project she is undertaking to do something about it
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I loved this episode Steve. You and Faith make me proud to be your friend. Adair County residents working to make the world a better place to live. Thank you.