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    Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s

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    • Al Burgett

      Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s. REMINDS ME OF THE GIRL ON " HELL ON WHEELS "

    • Burton

      Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s - This is the very same tattoo represented on AMC's Series "Hell on Wheels" !! my thoughts exactly

    • Sarah Gregor

      Olive Oatman (1837-1903) was a woman from Illinois who was famously abducted by a Native American tribe (likely the Yavapai people), then sold to another (the Mohave people). She ultimately regained her freedom five years later. The story resonated in the media, partly owing to the prominent blue tattooing of Oatman's face by her captors.

    • Aly Noble

      Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s. Looks like this is who Eva from Hell on Wheels is based off of.

    • Julian Martinez

      Olive Oatman. 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). The facial tattoos came from an Indian tribe that later adopted her.

    • Mindy Peltier

      The Girl With the Tattooed Face. American History 1850. Olive Oatman kidnapped by Native Americans.

    • Paula Craft Dye

      Olive Oatman (1837-1903) was a woman from Illinois who was famously abducted by a Native American tribe (likely the Yavapai people), then sold to another (the Mohave people). She ultimately regained her freedom five years later. The story resonated in the media, partly owing to the prominent blue tattooing of Oatman's face by her captors. Olive married John B. Fairchild and lived with him in Sherman, Texas, where they adopted a baby girl, Mamie. She died of a heart attack at the age of 65.

    • Vicki Hill

      Olive Oatman's family was killed by a Native American Tribe in1851. Her brother Lorenzo(15) survived to find Olive (13) and Mary Ann (7) had been abducted. After 1yr the girls were traded to the Mohave Indians. The Mohaves tattooed their chins and arms to keep with tribal customs. Mary Ann died of starvation at the age of 10. When Olive was 19, a messenger arrived at the village requesting the white girl's return. A trade was made and Olive was eventually reunited with her brother Lorenzo.

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