Reblogged from thecivilwarparlor
Captured in Arizona at age 13 (1851) by Yavapai Indians, sold to the Mojave, ransomed at Fort Yuma in 1856, and spent the rest of her life in NY and California.
Her sister Mary Ann , also captured.. died of starvation. Upon being returned to the Fort. Olive insisted she be given proper clothing, as she was clad in nothing more than a grass skirt made of bark. Inside the fort, Olive was surrounded by cheering white people happy to see her. She soon discovered her brother Lorenzo was still alive and that he had been looking for her and Mary Ann.