The Blue Tattoo

Thursday, August 20, 2009

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.


Margot Mifflin

Comments [4]

Paul C

Apparently one of 64 (67?) similar stories the author of the novel the film was based upon researched:

Aug. 20 2009 01:01 PM
merrill from NYC

what happened to her ultimately? Did she rejoin her family/mormons or go elsewhere?

Aug. 20 2009 12:54 PM
Lillian Fimbres from New York

How is it different or the same when Native People are placed in White society?

Aug. 20 2009 12:52 PM
Brandon from Brooklyn

Is this the story that the John Ford film "The Searchers" was based on?

Aug. 20 2009 12:52 PM

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