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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive 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). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed (tattoo) and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.

Tom & Jerry - my favorite cartoon show!
Tom & Jerry - my favorite cartoon show!

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Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive 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). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed (tattoo) and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.
Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive 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). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed (tattoo)  and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.

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Hanna Barbera Top Cat Comic, June 1962. Loved that cartoon.
Hanna Barbera Top Cat Comic, June 1962. Loved that cartoon.

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Baby Strawberry Shortcake that blew strawberry scented kisses when you squeezed her (i still have her....again, with the hoarding thing)
Baby Strawberry Shortcake that blew strawberry scented kisses when you squeezed her (i still have her....again, with the hoarding thing)

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