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Olive Oatman, first known tattooed white woman in the U.S. ~ Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family were ambushed by a Native American tribe, who killed all but Olive, her sister (who lated died of starvation) and her brother (who escaped). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.
humpty dumpty. real story behind the rhyme dates back to the English Civil War. Humpty was a huge cannon mounted atop a high wall-like church tower. During the Siege of Colchester, The tower was hit by enemy cannon fire and Humpty suffered a great fall. There was no fixing the cannon or the tower, and the Humpty Dumpty rhyme was born.
You are viewing an important image of Crow Chief's Daughter. It was taken in Montana in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture shows a small Piegan Indian girl standing in the doorway of a tipi, wearing a beaded buckskin dress. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact mailto:curator@ol.... Image ID# 732F7B63
Pioneer Olive Oatman was taken in by the Mojave tribe after her family was killed. The Mojave tattooed her chin to ensure her passage into the afterlife. (Getty Images)