The biography of a 19th-century Mormon pioneer who became a celebrity after she was captured, raised, and tattooed on the face by Southwest Indians, then ransomed back five years later.
“Margot Mifflin has written a winner… The Blue Tattoo offers quite intense drama along with thorough scholarship.”
- Elmore Leonard
“Lucid and Engaging. The Blue Tattoo contextualizes Olive Oatman’s life by delving into Mohave culture and history…and by explaining why her story captured the American popular imagination…”
- Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola
"...well researched history that reads like unbelievable fiction." --Bust magazine