Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman

By Margot Mifflin

ISBN 9780803235175

Price $17.95

In 1851 thirteen-year-old Olive Oatman traveled west with her Mormon family toward Zion. Over the next 10 years, her parents were murdered by the Yavapai Indians, she was captured and traded to the Mohave Indians, who tattooed her face, and she became part of their tribe and culture. "The Blue Tattoo" tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. After being traded back to white society, she became a celebrity. But fame couldn't erase the pain of her traumatic childhood.