Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mifflin, Margot

  • RRP: $40.99
  • $35.62
  • Save $5.37
  • No availability locally

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. Or...phaned 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 Mohaves, 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 instant celebrity, but the price of fame was high and the pain of her ruptured childhood lasted a lifetime. Based on historical records, including letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois, through the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society, to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas. This Bison Books edition features a postscript by the author with a newly discovered letter from Oatman.
Read more

ISBN 9780803235175
Publisher University of New South Wales
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Series Women in the West
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780803235175
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint University of Nebraska Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mifflin, Margot
Series Women in the West
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 979.104092;979.004972
Weight 345g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Indian captivities - History - 19th century - Southwest, New, Apache Indians - History - 19th century, Yavapai Indians - History - 19th century, Mohave Indians - History - 19th century, Indian captivities - Southwest, New - History - 19th century
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade