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Author Mifflin, Margot, 1960-

Title The blue tattoo : the life of Olive Oatman / Margot Mifflin.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 261 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Women in the West
Women in the West.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index.
Contents Quicksand -- Indian country -- "How little we thought what was before us" -- A year with the Yavapais -- Lorenzo's tale -- Becoming Mohave -- Deeper -- "There is a happy land, far, far away" -- Journey to Yuma -- Hell's outpost -- Rewriting history in Gassburg, Oregon -- Captive audiences -- "We met as friends, giving the left hand in friendship" -- Olive Fairchild, Texan.
Summary In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. She was fully assimilated and perfectly happy when, at nineteen, she was ransomed back to white society. She became an i.
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Subject Oatman, Olive Ann.
Oatman, Olive Ann -- Captivity.
Oatman, Olive Ann.
Indian captivities -- Southwest, New.
Apache Indians.
Yavapai Indians.
Mohave Indians.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mifflin, Margot, 1960- Blue tattoo. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009 0803211481 9780803211483 (DLC) 2008038358 (OCoLC)244701531
ISBN 9780803224483 (electronic bk.)
0803224486 (electronic bk.)
0803211481 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803211483 (cloth ; alk. paper)