Unpacking “Killers of the Flower Moon” with NAA

By Tiffany Marquez Escobar | December 14, 2023 4:48pm
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Although Native American Heritage Month has come to a close, it doesn’t mean the conversation about issues impacting Native peoples are over. Martin Scorsese’s most recent film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” has garnered attention from critics as one of the best films of the year. However, it has also been controversial over its depiction of Native history. While some commend the film, others aren’t so convinced that it did justice in uplifting Native voices and the hidden history of violence against their communities. Historically, the depiction of Native people and their history has been largely inaccurate in the media. Does this film continue playing into these inaccuracies about Natives or is it a step forward for Hollywood? Board members of the Native American Alliance (NAA), Keisha DeSheuquette, Ajahrain Yellowhair and Aubrey Lee unpack “Killers of the Flower Moon” and offer their own personal insights on the film.

Tiffany Marquez Escobar is a reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at marqueze25@up.edu.