The New Yorker highlights ELISE PASCHEN’S BESTIARY in the importance of “telling Osage stories!”

At the end of Anthony Lane’s review of “Killers of the Flower Moon”—Martin Scorsese’s new film about murders that were committed in the Osage Nation in the early twentieth century, after oil was discovered on Osage land—he expresses the hope that perhaps “an Osage voice will tell the tale anew” (The Current Cinema, October 30th). Outside the realm of cinema, there are a few instances of Native Americans telling this story. The Osage poet Elise Paschen’s “Wi’-gi-e” is spoken in the voice of Mollie Burkhart, one of the central characters in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”