The Blue Tattoo

Margot Mifflin tells the life story of Olive Oatman, who, when she was 13 years old, was adopted and raised by the Mohave tribe after Indians attacked her Mormon family on its journey west. In The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman Mifflin seeks to correct the myths about Oatman, her assimilation into the tribe, and her reintroduction to mainstream society.