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KLIATTThe subtitle explains this book. Olive Oatman was a 13-year-old girl in a family of dissident Mormons seeking a new utopia when on February 18th, 1851, her family was attacked by a band of Native Americans in what is now southwestern Arizona. Her parents and four brothers and sisters were killed. A 14-year-old brother was left for dead, but survived. She and her eight-year-old sister were captured by Native Americans (whose tribe has not been determined). Later she was sold to a group of Mohaves with whom she lived for five years before being rescued by Americans based in Yuma. A somewhat errant minister wrote a book with her cooperation and Olive became famous enough to earn her living for many years by promoting the book and giving lectures on her captivity. The many questions and legends that have grown up around the Oatman massacre are carefully examined by McGinty, who has obviously done painstaking research on the incident itself, on Olive's captivity, and on her life in the spotlight once she was rescued. The text is smoothly written and most approachable. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 258p. illus. notes. bibliog. index., Ages 15 to adult.