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They Saw The Elephant

Pub Date : 2013-07-17 | Author : JoAnn Levy | Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN 10 : 9780806189932
ISBN 13 : 0806189932

"The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to th..


The Oatman Massacre

Pub Date : 2014-10-22 | Author : Brian McGinty | Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN 10 : 9780806180243
ISBN 13 : 0806180242

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, develo..


The Promise Of The West

Pub Date : 2015-10-05 | Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien | Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN 10 : 9781493017270
ISBN 13 : 1493017276

Driven by the promise of prosperity and opportunity on the frontier, thousands of men and women traveled west in the mid-1800s to forge a new life. Accompanying them were their chi..


The Blue Tattoo

Pub Date : 2009-04 | Author : Margot Mifflin | Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 9780803211483
ISBN 13 : 0803211481

"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 Illin..


Olive

Pub Date : 2010-08-10 | Author : Jeanne Packer | Publisher : AuthorHouse

ISBN 10 : 9781452014685
ISBN 13 : 145201468X

In February of 1851, when Royce Oatman makes the fatal decision to take his pregnant wife and seven children across the Arizona desert alone in his haste to get to California, they..