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IN People ON 10 Aug, 2016
Life is a collection of stories, and they can range from tragic to romantic. And sometimes, as they say, facts can be stranger than fiction. Now here we have a story- the story of Olive Oatman, and it is one that is as strange as fiction gets, if not any stranger than it. Her story, which was during the 1800s, is a tragic one, and it is no surprise that it is being picked up by the entertainment industry. After all, sometimes, life can be the source of the best scripts ever written!
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Olive Oatman was just a young, little girl when her group of Mormons was attacked and viciously slaughtered by native Mojaves in Arizona in the 1800s. Except for her and her little sister, all were slaughtered.
At those times, there was a peculiar culture that was followed when it came to white women and children. Instead of killing them like they did with the others, they were adopted into the tribe and were forced to live like them. And so, they were adopted by the tribe.
Soon after their adoption, Arizona was struck with a severe drought. This resulted in the whole tribe going hungry, and Olive's little sister starved to death.
With no family left, Olive decided to integrate fully into the tribe. If rumors are to be believed, she even took a Mojave husband and had a couple of children.
As she had no hopes of going back to her people, she even got tattooed in the traditional tattoo of the tribe.
The white people discovered her existence after several years. They got her back to civilization, but it had been so long by then that she had even forgotten how to speak English and faced problems in reintegrating with society as she was a marked woman, in more ways than just one.
This character is based on Olive Oatman.
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