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Olive Oatman * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman’s life story began like many others. But when Olive’s family were massacred and she was taken captive by Na Olive Oatman * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman’s life story began like many others. But when Olive’s family were massacred and she was taken captive by Native Americans, her story took a unique turn. An extraordinary tale of survival and loss, the life of Olive Oatman is stranger than fiction. Inside you will read about... ✓ Journey to the Promised Land ✓ The Massacre ✓ Slaves of the Tribe ✓ Olive’s Tribal Tattoo ✓ Return to Civilization ✓ Late Life and Death And much more!


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Olive Oatman * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman’s life story began like many others. But when Olive’s family were massacred and she was taken captive by Na Olive Oatman * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman’s life story began like many others. But when Olive’s family were massacred and she was taken captive by Native Americans, her story took a unique turn. An extraordinary tale of survival and loss, the life of Olive Oatman is stranger than fiction. Inside you will read about... ✓ Journey to the Promised Land ✓ The Massacre ✓ Slaves of the Tribe ✓ Olive’s Tribal Tattoo ✓ Return to Civilization ✓ Late Life and Death And much more!

30 review for Olive Oatman: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Christine Roberts

    Almost all of Olive Oatman's family was massacred by Indians while traveling to their Mormon promised land in California in the 1850's. Of their family, only 2 daughters and a son were left alive; The girls taken captive and the boy beaten and tossed off a cliff and left for dead. After 5 years of living with different Native American tribes, the family members were reunited. While Olive does return to and lives the rest of her life among white settlers, history has wondered whether she returned Almost all of Olive Oatman's family was massacred by Indians while traveling to their Mormon promised land in California in the 1850's. Of their family, only 2 daughters and a son were left alive; The girls taken captive and the boy beaten and tossed off a cliff and left for dead. After 5 years of living with different Native American tribes, the family members were reunited. While Olive does return to and lives the rest of her life among white settlers, history has wondered whether she returned willingly or was forced to return to "civilization." There are opposing stories throughout history that cast doubt and mystery as to the real reason and feelings behind Olive's return to white society. Hourly History's synopsis of Olive's life and mystery surrounding these trying events is a great introduction into her story and leaves me wanting to know more! I think I will try to find another book about Olive and her family to see if I can learn more. Thank you LibraryThing Member's Giveaway for sending me an e-copy of this book and introducing me to the Oatman's story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Patsy

    I have always wondered about Olive Oatman now I know the whole story. She was traveling west with her Morman family for a better life. The Yavapia Indians attacked the small group of Mormons and the Yavapia Indians escaped with Olive Oatman at age 13 and her younger sister, Mary Ann. Later the Yavapia Indians traded the two girls to the Mohave Indians.. The permanent tattoo on Olive chin was a sign that she belonged to the Mohave Tribe. Her younger sister was ill and died, not being strong enoug I have always wondered about Olive Oatman now I know the whole story. She was traveling west with her Morman family for a better life. The Yavapia Indians attacked the small group of Mormons and the Yavapia Indians escaped with Olive Oatman at age 13 and her younger sister, Mary Ann. Later the Yavapia Indians traded the two girls to the Mohave Indians.. The permanent tattoo on Olive chin was a sign that she belonged to the Mohave Tribe. Her younger sister was ill and died, not being strong enough to pull through. Later on, her brother found Olive and with the help of the authorities they took her from the Mohave Indians. There were books, interviews and newspaper articles written about her. She found a man that loved her as she was and they married. She lived with him until she died at age 65, then her husband died five years later.. This is a fascinating and interesting true story. Thank you, Hourly History.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    A woman and her male dominated life This is a very interesting story, but I think it could have been given a little more detail and less repetition. I gave it 2 stars, because it is a horrendous story and needs a little more sympathy toward both Olive and toward the Native American peoples. It is just a little too factual for my liking. I suppose I wish for a novel based on this story.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Judy Canzoneri

    Not an engrossing read I did not like it as I expected a more personal approach from Olive. Just a flat retelling of her time without feeling. Still don't know what is true of untrue. Another person making money off a sad person! Maybe I didn't understand that this was just a chronicle of different assumptions of her life, if so, I apologize.

  5. 4 out of 5

    susan gilmore

    A fascinating read! This true account of historical literature is to the point on all details from beginning to end. I’m going to read more from this author, for sure. Perfect length for reading and at the same time finding out many facts in a shorter amount of time. You will enjoy it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bernard Holler

    A life filled with tragedy. Olivia Oatman's story was very sad and mostly filled with one tragedy following another. Seeing most of her family massacred, then her younger sister dying. A bright spot should have been learning her brother was still alive and being reunited with him.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Noel

    Well, it has some biographical stuff But an extremely short book that reads like a newspaper article. It is a decent enough starting place to learn about Olive Oatman, but more reading is necessary for sure.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Guffey

    Good, brief overview There were some new things I learned while reading this book. I did know some of the background, but not all of it. Olive Oatman was a brave teenager, turned into a brave woman.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    It was a super quick read and didn’t got into a lot of extensive detail. I definitely want to find out more about Olive and I may have to read other books to do so. Super easy read - did not take very long to finish.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Vince Pillig

    Quite interesting ! Good book about the hardships of white settlers in the West . I live in Northwest Arizona and most of this took place in the area. There is a town named Oatman Az. I see no connection in the writing of this book .

  11. 5 out of 5

    Peggy Norton

    Fictional biography? Seeing how no one is sure whether or not what happened to Olive is true it's hard to understand the point of this book. I gave five stars because it was interesting and a very quick read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Kastner-Guzzi

    Intriguing!! I thought this was a very informative read. I learned a lot about both the19th century western America and native Americans. The length was good too as it was neither too long it too short,. Olive Oatman had a difficult and adventurous life. It's worth reading about.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Vicki Vossen

    Questions Answered I had always had questions when I saw Olive Oatman. Hers is a face one remembers. The book answered a lot of questions but left me curious for even more in depth information.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Susie Dokos

    It is a short good book. I never knew the story of the tattooed girl captured by the native Americans. It was interesting.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Tomlinson

    Awesome It inspired me, the help this woman went thru. She was a brave soul. That lived with natives in her young years.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    Interesting

  17. 5 out of 5

    Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis

    I can't believe I had never heard of Olive Oatman?! A sad story of a life torn between two worlds.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lisa White

    Interesting read It leaves questions of how she really felt about life with the Mojave. I would wish to know more about her life.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Cruse

    I have seen pictures of this young lady online a few times and was curious about her face tattoo but never knew anything about her history! What a story!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lila

    Fascinating story.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Dagna

    Fascinating story. I want to know more...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bob

    Interesting A good little read, telling the story of the young lady’s experiences and travels. It is a simple amazing story and should be read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    A quick and informative read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Enjoyable read Well written with objectivity & allows for the reader to draw conclusions without sway. Brief yet covers information quite well. Enjoyable read Well written with objectivity & allows for the reader to draw conclusions without sway. Brief yet covers information quite well.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mark Laufenberg

    I have to admit that I don't recall ever hearing the name of Olive Oatman. She went through quite an ordeal and suffered tremendous loss in her young life. Her survival through all of it is pretty amazing and the unknowns after her discovery are also covered. I found this story very interesting throughout.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ginny

    Great read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    All of the major events of Olive's life were set in motion by men. Her father made the decision to drag her into a dangerous journey out west. A group of Yavapai men massacred her family and enslaved her. A Mohave chief decided she would live in their tribe. Her brother searched for her and was instrumental behind her return to white society. A Methodist minster wrote her biography, twisting the facts, and he then encouraged her to retell the lies over and over on a lecture circuit. She then mar All of the major events of Olive's life were set in motion by men. Her father made the decision to drag her into a dangerous journey out west. A group of Yavapai men massacred her family and enslaved her. A Mohave chief decided she would live in their tribe. Her brother searched for her and was instrumental behind her return to white society. A Methodist minster wrote her biography, twisting the facts, and he then encouraged her to retell the lies over and over on a lecture circuit. She then married a man who did his best to wipe out her history. In the end, a woman's history was written by a man. And very tragically, this woman, who belonged to both the Mohave society and white society was forced to choose a side to survive, although she never was fully integrated back into white society with her blue chin tattoo. I was totally wrapped up in reading her history. I would have given this biography 5 stars but I did find a few typos. For example, at the beginning of Chapter Three is says the date was February 1951 when that should have said 1851.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Starfighter

  29. 4 out of 5

    Raquel

  30. 5 out of 5

    Diana

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