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Helen Hunt Jackson

novelist, poet, writer, activist

1830   -   1885

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: journalist, novelist, writer, poet
award received: Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Helen Hunt Jackson (pen name, H.H.; born Helen Maria Fiske; October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885) was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States government. She described the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (1881). Her novel Ramona (1884) dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern California after the Mexican–American War and attracted considerable attention to her cause. Commercially popular, it was estimated to have been reprinted 300 times and most readers liked its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content. The novel was so popular that it attracted many tourists to Southern California who wanted to see places from the book.
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A Century of Dishonor

book by Helen Hunt Jackson

author: Helen Hunt Jackson

Ramona

novel

author: Helen Hunt Jackson

1884

Saxe Holm's Stories, Second Series

Novelettes / Short stories; originally published in ''Scribner's'' magazine under the pseudonym ''Saxe Holm''

author: Helen Hunt Jackson

1878

Saxe Holm's Stories

Novelettes / Short stories; originally published in ''Scribner's'' magazine under the pseudonym ''Saxe Holm''

author: Helen Hunt Jackson

1878

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