#positivewordsquotes http://www.positivewordsthatstartwith.com/ Good old Stephen Fry and his words of wisdom. "The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing." #positivity
Ute man, circa 1871. Ute people were wary of being photographed. Often neglected is the political climate of the era. The long running Black Hawk War (1865-1872) with Mormon settlers gave Native Americans an immediate reason to be waryr lands in Utah were seized. Five years later conflicts in Colorado lead to the seizure of the gold-rich lands promised by treaty.
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.