The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo

"Based on historical records, including the letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society - to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2009-04
Total Pages : 261 Pages
ISBN : 9780803211483


Curse Of The Blue Tattoo

Curse Of The Blue Tattoo

After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and Jaimy, her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet: learning how to be a fine lady. Everything she does is wrong. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners--disgusting! Then there's the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo. . . . Despite her best efforts, Jacky can't seem to stay out of trouble long enough to dedicate herself to being ladylike. But what fun would that be, anyway?

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : L. A. Meyer
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005-08-01
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 0547415877


Captivity Of The Oatman Girls

Captivity Of The Oatman Girls

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Genre : Indian captivities
Author : Royal B. Stratton
Publisher :
Release : 1859
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044036482610


Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Louis A. Meyer
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9780152167318


The Oatman Massacre

The Oatman Massacre

The Oatman massacre is among the most famous and dramatic captivity stories in the history of the Southwest. In this riveting account, Brian McGinty explores the background, development, and aftermath of the tragedy. Roys Oatman, a dissident Mormon, led his family of nine and a few other families from their homes in Illinois on a journey west, believing a prophecy that they would find the fertile “Land of Bashan” at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado Rivers. On February 18, 1851, a band of southwestern Indians attacked the family on a cliff overlooking the Gila River in present-day Arizona. All but three members of the family were killed. The attackers took thirteen-year-old Olive and eight-year-old Mary Ann captive and left their wounded fourteen-year-old brother Lorenzo for dead. Although Mary Ann did not survive, Olive lived to be rescued and reunited with her brother at Fort Yuma. On Olive’s return to white society in 1857, Royal B. Stratton published a book that sensationalized the story, and Olive herself went on lecture tours, telling of her experiences and thrilling audiences with her Mohave chin tattoos. Ridding the legendary tale of its anti-Indian bias and questioning the historic notion that the Oatmans’ attackers were Apaches, McGinty explores the extent to which Mary Ann and Olive may have adapted to life among the Mohaves and charts Olive’s eight years of touring and talking about her ordeal.

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Genre : History
Author : Brian McGinty
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2014-10-22
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780806180243


Bodies Of Subversion

Bodies Of Subversion

"In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression." -Susan Faludi Bodies of Subversion is the first history of women's tattoo art, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back into the nineteenth-century and includes many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Author Margot Mifflin notes that women's interest in tattoos surged in the suffragist 20s and the feminist 70s. She chronicles: * Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. * The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties. * Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship. * Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill's mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist. * Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed. "In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It's an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history." -Barbara Kruger, artist

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Genre : Art
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-02
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781576876923


Blue Tattoo

Blue Tattoo

Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters - from Boston mayor James Michael Curley to Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer - The Blue Tattoo tells the sweeping story of the lives caught up in the unbelievable devastation of the Halifax Explosion.

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Genre : Halifax Explosion, Halifax, N.S., 1917
Author : Steven Edwin Laffoley
Publisher :
Release : 2014-08-19
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1897426607


The Mark Of The Blue Tattoo

The Mark Of The Blue Tattoo

Chet Morton’s very first day on the job—driving a Freddy Frost Ice Cream truck—sends him straight into the deep freeze. Two thugs in ski masks hijack the truck and kidnap Chet! Frank and Joe find him tied up in an empty garage, and the only clue to the identity of his kidnappers is the blue star tattooed on their wrists—the mark of the Starz. A local street gang.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-01-22
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781442489080


The Captivity Of The Oatman Girls

The Captivity Of The Oatman Girls

*Includes pictures *Includes Olive Oatman's quotes *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "I looked around and saw my poor mother, with her youngest child clasped in her arms, and both of them still, as if the work of death had already been completed; a little distance on the opposite side of the wagon, stood little Mary Ann, with her face covered with her hands, sobbing aloud, and a huge looking Indian standing over her; the rest were motionless, save a younger brother and my father, all upon the ground dead or dying. At this sight a thrill of icy coldness passed over me; I thought I had been struck; my thoughts began to reel and became irregular and confused; I fainted and sank to the earth, and for a while, I know not how long, I was insensible." - Olive Oatman On the North American continent, Native American tribes carried out abductions against the new European settlers from the time they first set foot on eastern shores. Some of the women taken in the colonial to early American period went on to become respected figures in their new environments, while others lived out their lives as slaves. Various tribes perceived the historical value of women's social personalities through different prisms, and even those groups living in the same region often exhibited dissimilar behavior toward them. For some of the more aggressive tribal societies, to commit atrocities against women and their children engaged the same mindset as that adopted for male-to-male warfare. What European sensibilities failed to grasp, despite the home continent's own lurid history, was that the numerous indigenous cultures of North America were already in the habit of perpetrating such abductions against each other and had for thousands of years. Whether the enemy was European or domestic, old or young, male or female, the deeply embedded cultural habit was the same. To steal women from an enemy often brought the same adulation from the collective as the stealing of horses, and abduction initiated by even a single individual brought honor to that person and his family. In the American wilderness, instances occurred wherein the abduction of either horses or human beings was considered essential to survival, if not to pride and manhood. Abductees were generally adopted into the tribe through a specific ritual. Some were based on "violent hazing," while for others, entry into the community was a "mere formality." Children and adolescents were, more often than not, the preferred choice for abduction. In the capturing of slaves, both the strength and docility of the individual taken was of utmost importance. However, in the absence of viable wives, the concept of exogamy, an effort to bring new blood into the tribe, was encouraged. Such a rejuvenation of the community was widely accepted as a convention of war. In the history of abductions among the North American continent's tribes, a low rate of escape attempts by captured settlers has been the norm from the beginning. This may be largely due to geographical obstacles, with help being so far away as to discourage hope of success. By the same token, relatively few rescue attempts were made by white kinsman to rescue a family member from an indigenous tribe. With no contact available to them, families of lost members taken from the colonial period through the 19th century usually fell into a long-term state of grief, but resigned themselves to never seeing their loved ones again. The Captivity of the Oatman Girls: The History of the Young Sisters Who Were Abducted by Native Americans in the 1850s examines the history of one of the most famous abduction stories of the Old West, the kidnapping of the young Oatman sisters and their subsequent experiences with the Mojave. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Oatman sisters like never before.

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Author : Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-06-27
Total Pages : 78 Pages
ISBN : 1548394181


Olive Oatman A Life From Beginning To End

Olive Oatman A Life From Beginning To End

Olive Oatman A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman's life story began like many others. But when Olive's family were massacred and she was taken captive by Native Americans, her story took a unique turn. An extraordinary tale of survival and loss, the life of Olive Oatman is stranger than fiction. Inside you will read about... ✓ Journey to the Promised Land ✓ The Massacre ✓ Slaves of the Tribe ✓ Olive's Tribal Tattoo ✓ Return to Civilization ✓ Late Life and Death And much more!

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Hourly History
Publisher :
Release : 2019-04
Total Pages : 50 Pages
ISBN : 1092343385