This made her an instant celebrity, so much so that in 1857, Royal B. Stratton wrote a bestselling book about what Olive and Mary Ann had experienced. This celebrity funded education and a better life for Olive and her brother.
In 1865, Olive would marry a local cattleman and adopt a baby girl. Despite her husband forcing her to stop doing lectures tied to the books, it's reported that toward the end of her life, she traveled to meet with a Mohave leader to discuss "old times". She also always kept a jar of hazelnuts, a Mohave stable, nearby as a reminder of her experience.