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Title:
The blue tattoo : the life of Olive Oatman
Author:
Mifflin, Margot, 1960-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xi, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780803211483
Format :
Book

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