Killers of the Flower Moon

by

David Grann

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The proprietor of a large general store, the Big Hill Trading Company—and the guardian of Anna and Lizzie’s financial affairs. He is eventually revealed to be “a crook and evidently in the power of Hale,” and Grann learns that out of the nine Osage wards whose affairs Mathis “guarded,” seven turned up dead—and at least two were known to have been murdered.
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Scott Mathis Character Timeline in Killers of the Flower Moon

The timeline below shows where the character Scott Mathis appears in Killers of the Flower Moon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Vanishing
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...rush back into town and alert the proprietor of the Big Hill Trading Company, Scott Mathis, of what they’ve found. Mathis alerts his undertaker, and several men return to the creek,... (full context)
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Mathis contacts Mollie, and she, her sister Rita, Rita’s husband Bill Smith, Ernest, and Bryan make... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Devil’s Disciples
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...who goes by the name of Pike. Anna’s estate, meanwhile, is being administered by Scott Mathis, owner of the Big Hill Trading Company. The U.S. government, believing that most Osage are... (full context)
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Over the summer of 1921, the investigators hired by Mathis descend upon Osage County. They begin questioning Anna’s servants as well as Bryan Burkhart, and... (full context)
Chapter 7: This Thing of Darkness
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...house has been reduced to ash, and as dawn arrives, the justice of the peace, Mathis, and the Shoun brothers search alongside neighbors of the Smiths for bodies. Bill is found... (full context)
Chapter 10: Eliminating the Impossible
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...were so many people present for the autopsy, including the local lawmen, the undertaker, and Mathis, it is impossible to say who among them altered the crime scene. (full context)
Chapter 16: For the Betterment of the Bureau
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...his agents compile a list of all those under White’s control, and it includes Scott Mathis—the Big Hill Trading Company owner—along with several members of the police force, the mayor of... (full context)
Chapter 26: Blood Cries Out
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...of these wards is the word “dead.” He then looks up the name of Scott Mathis, owner of the Big Hill Trading Company—out of the nine Osage he served as guardian... (full context)