Olive Oatman

In 1851, Olive Oatman's family was attacked while traveling near the Gila River in Arizona. Olive was taken by her attackers, and lived for five years with Native Americans before being ransomed by the U.S. government.

Studio portrait of Olive Oatman. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: 18th century, biographies, American history, Arizona, women, Native American history, U.S. history