Helen hunt jackson and her indian reform legacy is a detailed account of the last six years of jacksons life 1879 1885 when she struggled to promote the rights of american indians displaced and dispossessed by the us government. Helen hunt jackson pen name hh 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 . Much of the historiography on indian reform in the united states centers on governmental policy eastern missionary reform groups and the men and women that led them in helen hunt jackson and her indian reform legacy valerie sheres mathes focuses on jackson a controversial yet effective activist for indian rights during the late 1880s. A call for reform the southern california indian writings of helen hunt jackson valerie sherer mathes phil brigandi on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers journalist novelist and scholar helen hunt jackson 1830 85 remains one of the most influential and popular writers on the struggles of american indians. Helen hunt jackson was an american poet and writer who advocated for native americans born helen marie fiske on october 15 1830 in amherst massachusettes fiskes mother passed away by the time helen was fourteen and her father three years later her father had put away money for her education
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