Ransom's Mark: A Story Based on the Life of the Pioneer Olive Oatman

Wendy Lawton


Ransom's Mark: A Story Based on the Life of the Pioneer Olive Oatman

Ransom's Mark: A Story Based on the Life of the Pioneer Olive Oatman

  • Title: Ransom's Mark: A Story Based on the Life of the Pioneer Olive Oatman
  • Author: Wendy Lawton
  • ISBN: 9780802436382
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback



When 13 year old Olive Oatman s wagon train is raided by outlaw Yavapai Indians, she and her sister are captured After enduring harsh treatment, they are ransomed by a band of Mohaves Olive struggles to adjust to her new life, but finds comfort in her faith and in an unexpected friendship.When the time comes for her to return to the white world, she is afraid she will neWhen 13 year old Olive Oatman s wagon train is raided by outlaw Yavapai Indians, she and her sister are captured After enduring harsh treatment, they are ransomed by a band of Mohaves Olive struggles to adjust to her new life, but finds comfort in her faith and in an unexpected friendship.When the time comes for her to return to the white world, she is afraid she will never fit in But she learns to see the Mohave design tattooed on her chin as a sign of God s love and deliverence, a mark of ransom.


Recent Comments "Ransom's Mark: A Story Based on the Life of the Pioneer Olive Oatman"

Wendy Lawton has again written a moving, historically sound biographical history of a young girl from the early pioneer days of the United States. When her father decides to move west with friends it isn't a simple trek across the county line. It entails completely uprooting the family, selling possessions, walking exhausting miles across dry parched land as well as seeing the beauty of the countryside in full bloom.It means doing without enough to eat and drink and not having the privacy for ba [...]

Olive Oatman is thirteen years old in the fall of 1850 when her father decides the family will leave their Illinois farm and go west to California. Olive, her parents, and her six siblings join a wagon train west, but have trouble from the start. Their leader turns out to be unreliable, and changes their destination. The wagon train splits several times, until the Oatmans eventually end up on their own in dangerous Indian territory, because her father is unwilling to wait at the safety of a vill [...]

I think that this book is another of Wendy's masterpieces. Her books are some of my historical "ficton", though they really happened. When Olive and Mary Ann were captured, I admire how they never, even though Mary Ann knew she was going to die, lost their hope in and of God. (Love, too.) I do feel very sorry that she was capture by the Yavaipai Indians, but I was EXTREMEMLY happy the the peaceful Mohaves rescured them, and they weren't slaves. I think that this book is one of the best of Wendy' [...]

This was an extremely interesting read, all the more so when one considered that it was based largely on historical fact. I loved the way the author integrated Christian teaching on big questions (e.g. why does God allow suffering)into the book but without letting it interfere with the flow of the story, something that few historical-fiction Christian writers I have read so far manage to do. While clearly aimed at a younger reader (ideal for someone aged around 12/13) it still made an insightful [...]

I read this book because it was based on a true story. This pioneer girl leaves IL. with her family to seek out a better life in CA. Indians kill most of her family and take her and a sister captive. There are times Olive questions why God allowed her to be a captive and her sister to die, but in the end she gives God the glory and lives a full life.

Interesting take on the Olive Oatman narrative. I was slightly dubious about the Christian teaching aspect of the novel at first as I was worried it would detract from Olive's personal journey. However the passages questioning/explaining theories on God were weaved quite seamlessly into the text and had I not read other accounts of her life before this one they wouldn't have been out of place.

This is a really easy read. It's a young adult book about Olive Oatman. Her family was part of a splinter group of the LDS church who tried to move to CA and met with a disastrous end (for some of them) in AZ by Wickenburg. The story is fascinating, and it spurred me to read more about the true story.

I read this book when I was young, and cried through it. Horrifyingly sad, but very interesting. It's based on the life of Olive Oatman who was a pioneer with her family. I love historical, so this was a great read.

So sad!!

I highly recommend ANY of Wendy Lawton's books. They are wholesome, inspiring, and TRUE!

Amazing story exciting with adventure and full of Faith. It was very sad and very realistic to life.

after all of her family dies, except one of her younger sisters, during an indian attack, Olive and her sister are taken capteve, then flipped flopped over to a different tribe.

This is an incredible true story.

I really enjoyed this book

Well written. Much more palatable version of the story, as my young daughter wants to read her biography.


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