Oatman Girls Captured By Indians 1857
Title: Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mojave Indians....
Author: Stratton, R[oyal] B.
Description: 231 pp. Wood-engraved portrait & map; wood engravings in the text. 18.5x11.5 cm. (7¼x4½"), recased in the original cloth. Second Edition."The Oatman family belonged to a small schismatic sect of Mormons. Its leader, after a revelation, pointed to the Colorado River, below the junction of the Gila, as the proper location of Zion. On their way there, the Oatmans were beset by Indians and most of them were killed. However, one of the daughters, Olive Oatman, survived her captivity and afterward, her adventures were vividly recounted by Royal Stratton and became a best-seller of the time..." - Wagner-Camp. Graff 4006 (1st ed.); Howes S1068; Wagner-Camp 294:2.
Heading: Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Whitton, Towne & Co.
Date Published: 1857
Binding refurbished and repaired; occasional internal repairs including to gutter of map; very good.