Vintage Photos That Will Take You By Surprise

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Take a look at images that will definitely change your perspective of the past.

 

 

Chin-Tattooed Celebrity
You can get from NYC to California in less than 6 hours by plane in 2015. In 1850, you had to travel hundreds and thousands of miles in a wagon, and it was freaking dangerous as you may be attacked by Apaches or other Native Americans who would decide to get revenge on irritating the irritating ‘pale-faces’. This is exactly what happened to the family of a 14-year-old Olive Oatman whose parents and four siblings were killed. Her brother was clubbed and left to die while she and her younger sister Mary Ann were abducted and turned into slaves. Later, they were traded to a group of the Mohave people whose leader adopted the girls. It was then that the sisters got their famous chin tattoos that were believed to lead their owners to a good afterlife. Unfortunately, Mary Ann died of starvation during a severe drought just a few years before Olive was returned to the American community after intense negotiations. Eventually, the chin-tattooed beauty became an overnight sensation after a book about her life became a bestseller. It was definitely not easy to become a celebrity in those days.

Vintage Photos That Will Take You By Surprise 3circa 1860: Studio portrait of Olive Oatman (1837 - 1903) who was the only member of her family to survive being captured by Yavapai Indians. She was sold to the Mojave tribe who treated her kindly but tattooed her chin with the mark of a slave. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Vintage Photos That Will Take You By Surprise 5

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