The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo
Author: Margot Mifflin
Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780803211483
Language: en
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"Based on historical records, including the letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society - to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.

The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo
Author: Margot Mifflin
Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780803254350
Language: en
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In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. She was fully assimilated and perfectly happy when, at nineteen, she was ransomed back to white society. She became an instant celebrity, but the price of fame was high and the pain of her ruptured childhood lasted a lifetime. Based on historical records, including letters and diaries of Oatman’s friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois—including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society—to her later years as a wealthy banker’s wife in Texas. Oatman’s story has since become legend, inspiring artworks, fiction, film, radio plays, and even an episode of Death Valley Days starring Ronald Reagan. Its themes, from the perils of religious utopianism to the permeable border between civilization and savagery, are deeply rooted in the American psyche. Oatman’s blue tattoo was a cultural symbol that evoked both the imprint of her Mohave past and the lingering scars of westward expansion. It also served as a reminder of her deepest secret, fully explored here for the first time: she never wanted to go home.

Captivity of the Oatman Girls

Captivity of the Oatman Girls
Author: Royal B. Stratton
Release: 1858
Editor: Scholarly Pub Office Univ of
Pages: 312
ISBN: UOMDLP:abb5623:0001.001
Language: en
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Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Curse of the Blue Tattoo
Author: Louis A. Meyer
Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9780152054595
Language: en
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After being forced to leave her ship in 1803, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.

Bodies of Subversion

Bodies of Subversion
Author: Margot Mifflin
Release: 2013-08-02
Editor: powerHouse Books
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781576876923
Language: en
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"In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression." —Susan Faludi Bodies of Subversion is the first history of women’s tattoo art, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back into the nineteenth-century and includes many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Author Margot Mifflin notes that women’s interest in tattoos surged in the suffragist 20s and the feminist 70s. She chronicles: * Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. * The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties. * Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship. * Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill’s mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist. * Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed. “In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It’s an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history.” —Barbara Kruger, artist

The Mark of the Blue Tattoo

The Mark of the Blue Tattoo
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781442489080
Language: en
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Chet Morton’s very first day on the job—driving a Freddy Frost Ice Cream truck—sends him straight into the deep freeze. Two thugs in ski masks hijack the truck and kidnap Chet! Frank and Joe find him tied up in an empty garage, and the only clue to the identity of his kidnappers is the blue star tattooed on their wrists—the mark of the Starz. A local street gang.

The Captured

The Captured
Author: Scott Zesch
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781429910118
Language: en
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On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. "A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews

The Blue Tattoo Club

The Blue Tattoo Club
Author: Christy L. Schwan
Release: 2005-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0976308177
Language: en
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A further 24 Treetops titles in Oxford Reading Tree's series of fictionwith built-in progression for pupils aged 7 to 11. Specially written forchildren who need the support of carefully monitored language levels, thestories are accessible, motivating, and humorous. The series is organized intoOxford Reading Tree stages (from Stage 10 to Stage 15), with each stageintroducing more complex narrative forms, including flashbacks and changes inviewpoint; descriptive writing; extended reading vocabulary; and more pages,more text, and fewer illustrations.Each stage is supported by the Teacher's Guide, which offers guidance on usingTreetops within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy and includesactivities on photocopiable sheets.

Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack
Author: Louis A. Meyer
Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780152167318
Language: en
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Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

Looking for Miss America

Looking for Miss America
Author: Margot Mifflin
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Catapult
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781640092242
Language: en
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From an author praised for writing “delicious social history” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals—and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress Looking for Miss America is a fast–paced narrative history of a curious and contradictory institution. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change—the post–suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever–changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations. Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Margot Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Olive Oatman A Life From Beginning to End

Olive Oatman  A Life From Beginning to End
Author: Hourly History
Release: 2019-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1092343385
Language: en
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Olive Oatman A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman's life story began like many others. But when Olive's family were massacred and she was taken captive by Native Americans, her story took a unique turn. An extraordinary tale of survival and loss, the life of Olive Oatman is stranger than fiction. Inside you will read about... ✓ Journey to the Promised Land ✓ The Massacre ✓ Slaves of the Tribe ✓ Olive's Tribal Tattoo ✓ Return to Civilization ✓ Late Life and Death And much more!

The Whale Tattoo

The Whale Tattoo
Author: Jon Ransom
Release: 2022-02-04
Editor: Muswell Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781838340124
Language: en
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When a giant sperm whale washes up on the local beach it tells Joe Gunner that death will follow him wherever he goes. Joe knows that the place he needs to go is back home. Having stormed out two years ago, it won’t be easy, nor will returning to the haunted river beside the house where words ripple beneath the surface washing up all sorts of memories. Joe turns to his sister, Birdee, the only person who has ever listened. But she can't help him, she drowned two years ago. Then there’s Tim Fysh, local fisherman and long-time lover. But reviving their bond is bound to be trouble. As the water settles and Joe learns the truth about the river, he finds that we all have the capability to hate, and that we can all make the choice not to. Ransom’s fractured, distinctive prose highlights the beauty and brutality of his story, his extraordinarily vivid sense of place saturates the reader with the wet of the river, and the salty tang of the sea.

The Tattoo Widow

The Tattoo Widow
Author: Becky Parisotto
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: FriesenPress
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781039112322
Language: en
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“It’s like you have a secret when you have a tattoo; you get to capture its power, house it privately, and release it only when you want to. When you need to. In the time it takes you to complete a big piece, you mature, you change, you age. You grow.” There’s an intoxication to both ends of the needle; a tattoo goes deeper than the skin. Every tattoo Annalise collects tells a story; stories of love, loss, adventure, and a life reclaimed. Annalise and Dylan have a complicated relationship. Obsessed with his craft, Dylan is a tattoo artist whose entire identity and sense of self-worth has been overtaken by his profession. Dylan is temperamental and volatile, and Annalise finds herself constantly in his shadow while supporting him at great cost to herself. When Dylan commits suicide, Annalise finds that she is at a crossroads. So much of her life had been consumed by Dylan; who is she without him? Guided by the bittersweet dregs of her grandmother’s memory and followed by Dylan’s ghost, Annalise sets out on a journey of self-discovery. Her body is a blank canvas, and tattoos are the art form through which she processes, negotiates, and overcomes her past. A powerful literary novel about tragedy, loss, love and the reclamation of the self in light of interpersonal trauma.

The Bar Code Tattoo The Bar Code Trilogy Book 1

The Bar Code Tattoo  The Bar Code Trilogy  Book 1
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780545342636
Language: en
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Individuality vs. conformity. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.The bar code tattoo.The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity. But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things happen to her family. There's no option but to run . . . for her life.Indivuality vs. conformity.. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.The bar code tattoo.

The Oatman Massacre

The Oatman Massacre
Author: Brian McGinty
Release: 2014-10-22
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780806180243
Language: en
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The Oatman massacre is among the most famous and dramatic captivity stories in the history of the Southwest. In this riveting account, Brian McGinty explores the background, development, and aftermath of the tragedy. Roys Oatman, a dissident Mormon, led his family of nine and a few other families from their homes in Illinois on a journey west, believing a prophecy that they would find the fertile “Land of Bashan” at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado Rivers. On February 18, 1851, a band of southwestern Indians attacked the family on a cliff overlooking the Gila River in present-day Arizona. All but three members of the family were killed. The attackers took thirteen-year-old Olive and eight-year-old Mary Ann captive and left their wounded fourteen-year-old brother Lorenzo for dead. Although Mary Ann did not survive, Olive lived to be rescued and reunited with her brother at Fort Yuma. On Olive’s return to white society in 1857, Royal B. Stratton published a book that sensationalized the story, and Olive herself went on lecture tours, telling of her experiences and thrilling audiences with her Mohave chin tattoos. Ridding the legendary tale of its anti-Indian bias and questioning the historic notion that the Oatmans’ attackers were Apaches, McGinty explores the extent to which Mary Ann and Olive may have adapted to life among the Mohaves and charts Olive’s eight years of touring and talking about her ordeal.

The Tattoo

The Tattoo
Author: Chris McKinney
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Soho Press
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781569474501
Language: en
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“A book about ‘the sins of the fathers.’ . . . A gritty, troubling book.”—The Honolulu Advertiser “The other Hawai’i, the one tourists never get to see.”—Ian MacMillan Ken Hideyoshi is the new guy in Halawa Correctional Institute. He’s tough looking, a hard case, observes his cellmate Cal—the mute tattoo artist of the prison, a wife murderer. SYN, a gang symbol, is tattooed on his hand, and he has a Japanese emblem inscribed on his left shoulder. He asks Cal for a tattoo on his back, in kanji script, of Musashi’s Book of the Void. While he is being worked on, he tells Cal his life story, a tale of hardship and abuse. Motherless, he was raised by a distant father, a Vietnam War veteran, in the impoverished hinterlands. In his teen years he hung out with the native Hawaiian gangs and was drawn into the Hawaiian-Korean underworld of strip bars and massage parlors. His ambition and proud samurai spirit seem, inevitably, to lead to his downfall. Chris McKinney is of Korean, Japanese, and Scottish descent. He was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kahaluu. He portrays the native Hawaiian experience from the inside, where children of mixed ethnicity grow up far from the clear water and pristine beaches of the rich visitors’ resorts.

Spiritual Tattoo

Spiritual Tattoo
Author: John A. Rush
Release: 2005-03-17
Editor: Frog Books
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781583941171
Language: en
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Say "body modifications" and most people think of tattoos and piercings. They associate these mainly with the urban primitives of the 1980s to today and with primitive tribes. In fact, as this fascinating book shows, body mods have been on the scene since ancient times, traceable as far back as 1.5 million years, and they also encompass sacrification, branding, and implants. Professor John Rush outlines the processes and procedures of these radical physical alterations, showing their function as rites of passage, group identifiers, and mechanisms of social control. He explores the use of pain for spiritual purposes, such as purging sin and guilt, and examines the phenomenon of accidental cuts and punctures as individual events with sometimes profound implications for group survival. Spiritual Tattoo finds a remarkable consistency in body modifications from prehistory to the present, suggesting the importance of the body as a sacred geography from both social and psychological points of view.

Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart
Author: Greg Boyle
Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781439153154
Language: en
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Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.

The Fern Tattoo

The Fern Tattoo
Author: David Brooks
Release: 2007
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0702236268
Language: en
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A century of family secrets starts to unravel when Benedict Waters is summoned to an audience with an old friend of his mothers. He is seduced by her storytelling and it takes time and an astonishing revelation before he realises that it it his own family he has been hearing about, his own life that is being undone.

The Tattoo Fox

The Tattoo Fox
Author: Alasdair Hutton
Release: 2013-08-05
Editor: Luath Press Ltd
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781909912588
Language: en
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The Tattoo Fox is the story of a young fox who makes her home at Edinburgh Castle. Intrigued by everything she hears about the Tattoo, she endeavours to find out more. Her quest takes her to some of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks as she befriends the local animals and sees the local sights. But nothing can prepare her for the fantastic spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. BACK COVER The Tattoo was a brilliant sight The fox went back there every night. A little fox makes her home by Edinburgh Castle and with the help of her new friend, the Castle Cat, she settles in well. But there is one question the Castle Cat refuses to answer. What is the Tattoo? 'Just wait and see,' he tells her. Will she ever find out? This heart-warming tale was inspired by a real-life encounter between the Producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and a fox, late one night on the Castle Esplanade.