Elise Paschen partly credited as inspiration for the title of Martin Scorsese’s new film, KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON!

Martin Scorsese’s latest film — “Killers of the Flower Moon” — documents the real-life tragedy that befell the Osage Nation in the early 20th century. After becoming rich after discovering oil on their land, numerous murders were committed by white infiltrators looking to take their oil head rights.

The movie is based on the 2017 novel, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. However, the metaphor of the flower-moon killer didn’t originate with David Grann. Its origin is found in 2009 poem from Osage poet Elise Paschen titled “Wi’-gi-e.”