Native American Slave Trade - Olive Oatman

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Olive Oatman | The girl with the tattooed face!

Olive Ann Oatman (1837 – March 20, 1903) was a woman from Illinois whose family was killed in 1851, when she was fourteen, in present-day Arizona by a Native American tribe, possibly the Tolkepayas (Western Yavapai); they captured and enslaved her and her sister and later sold them to the Mohave people. After several years with the Mohave, during which her sister died of hunger, she returned to American society, five years after being carried off.

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thegent's picture

wow when you see her face in that touched up colour photo its brings it home more if you know what i mean..shes not just some american wild west girl..looks like anyone youd see on the street..without the old dress and the tattoo...well maybe the tattoo...you know what i mean. Those people must've been crazy to go to america back in the day..

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scruples's picture

What was the significance of the hazelnuts? I must've missed something.

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blue_devil's picture

don't feel that bad about thos indian savages getting whipped the fuck out by the evil white man now.

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