Olive Oatman: The Girl With The Blue Tattoo

Olive Oatman was given a face tattoo during her time with the Mohave Indians in the 1800s. Source: (exploringyourmind.com)

The frontier story of Olive Oatman enthralled the country when it happened in the mid-1800s, and it's still a source of fascination today. It's not the kidnapping of the teenage girl by Native Americans that makes the story so interesting. It was the permanent reminder of her ordeal that she was left with: a blue tattoo on her face. Let's look at the inspiring story of Olive Oatman.