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Yellow Bird

Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

by Sierra Crane Murdoch

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Yellow Bird by Sierra Crane Murdoch
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2020, 400 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 16, 2021, 400 pages

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The unforgettable story of a woman searching for justice and personal redemption on an Indian reservation transformed beyond recognition by the North Dakota oil boom.

One of the most riveting and touchingly human true crime stories in recent memory, Sierra Crane Murdoch's Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country, tells a deeply-researched and nuanced tale of two worlds colliding on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation during the early days of the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota.

On February 22, 2012, Kristopher "KC" Clarke, an oil worker on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, went missing. For years after his disappearance, Clarke's biggest advocate wasn't the police, the FBI, or even the friends he left behind: it was Lissa Yellow Bird, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation with a penchant for smelling a lie a mile away.

As a journalist based in the Midwest, Murdoch took an interest in the ongoing story of Clarke's disappearance in 2014 and soon crossed paths with Yellow Bird, then in her ...

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