Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later.  She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Real women of the west were ranchers who confronted the elements while roping cows and mending fences. Sadly, very little was documented about women working to drive cattle up the trails of the Old West.

Real women of the west were ranchers who confronted the elements while roping cows and mending fences. Sadly, very little was documented about women working to drive cattle up the trails of the Old West.

Johnny Ringo. A solitary gravesite on a private ranch in Southeastern Arizona; buried where he was found dead. The life of Johnny Ringo has taken on almost mythical status in the lore of the American Wild West.

Johnny Ringo. A solitary gravesite on a private ranch in Southeastern Arizona; buried where he was found dead. The life of Johnny Ringo has taken on almost mythical status in the lore of the American Wild West.

Margaret Bramer (later Mrs. Otto Hanson) in her homestead shack in South Dakota.      Thousands of single women traveled west to stake their claim to a homestead in the post-Civil War period.

Margaret Bramer (later Mrs. Otto Hanson) in her homestead shack in South Dakota. Thousands of single women traveled west to stake their claim to a homestead in the post-Civil War period.

Mary White (the wife of Joe Royal) - Blackfoot - circa 1890 {Note: Mary White is said to have been an European-American girl captured by the Blackfoot when she was very young. She was then adopted and raised as any Blackfoot woman would be, by Dog Child (aka Winnipeg Jack) and his family.}

Mary White (the wife of Joe Royal) - Blackfoot - circa 1890 {Note: Mary White is said to have been an European-American girl captured by the Blackfoot when she was very young. She was then adopted and raised as any Blackfoot woman would be, by Dog Child (aka Winnipeg Jack) and his family.}

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