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Margot Mifflin

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Margot Miffln is an author and journalist who writes about women's history and the arts. The author of Bodies of Subversion:A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, she has written for The New York Times,The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, and Salon.com. Mifflin is a professor in the English Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and co-directs the Arts and Culture program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she also teaches. Her book, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2009. A third edition of Bodies of Subversion was published by Powerhouse Books in January, 2013.


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"I am MOST intrigued by the anguish, confusion, and cultural shock that this woman endured. To be able assimilate BACK into White society, and maintain a sense of "self", after all that she had been through, is awe-inspiring. What an AMAZING WOMAN...."
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"A fascinating look at the life of a former Indian captive. It made me sad for the girl/woman who suffered the loss of two families. Her genetic one, and her Mohave one. And of course the heartbreaking story of all the Indian tribes of the area and..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the facinating, haunting, and true story of Olive Oatman a young Mormon girl, while traveling with her family towards Zion, who was abducted into slavery by a band of Yavapai Indians. All but three of her nine family members were murdered..." Read more of this review »
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“The [Gila River area is] so utterly desolate, desert, and Godforsaken, that Kit Carson says a wolf could not make his living upon it.” | U.S. Representative THOMAS HART BENTON addressing the house of representatives, June 26, 1854”
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