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The blue tattoo : the life of Olive Oatman

Author: Margot Mifflin
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
Series: Women in the West.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mifflin, Margot, 1960-
Blue tattoo.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008038358
(OCoLC)244701531
Named Person: Olive Ann Oatman; Olive Ann Oatman; Olive Ann Oatman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Mifflin
ISBN: 9780803224483 0803224486
OCLC Number: 370958081
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 261 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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.
Series Title: Women in the West.
Responsibility: Margot Mifflin.

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Based on historical records, including letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, this title examines her life from her childhood in Illinois - including the massacre, her captivity, and  Read more...

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