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Helen Hunt Jackson


(1830 - 1885)

Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske, was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government.

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.


Golden Tales of the Southwest (1939)

A collection of short stories by southwestern authors or about the southwestern United States.

Author(s): O. Henry
Helen Hunt Jackson
Stewart Edward White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Ramona (1939)

Ramona is a mixed-race woman of Native American and Scotch ancestry. The novel tells of her travails during the settlement of California after the Mexican American War.

Author(s): Helen Hunt Jackson
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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