Friday, January 1, 2016

Olive oatman and the Mohave tribe

"The Death of Mary Ann at the Indian Camp." Olive is shown kneeling on the left. From Royal B. Stratton's "Life Among the Indians: Being an interesting narrative of the captivity of the Oatman girls, among the Apache and Mohave Indians."
In 1865 Olive married John B. Fairchild, a cattleman. They adopted a baby girl. Fairchild burned all the copies of Stratton's book and stopped her lecture tours.
Later in her life she reportedly went to New York to talk with a Mohave leader about "old times." She always kept a jar of hazelnuts, a Mohave staple, as a reminder of her experience. full article here.

 Mohave woman with facial and chin tattoos.