Helen Hunt Jackson
Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske, was a United States writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government. She detailed the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (1881). Her novel Ramona dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern California and attracted considerable attention to her cause,although its popularity was based on its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content. It was estimated to have been reprinted 300 times, and contributed to the growth of tourism in Southern California.
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''Oh, write of me, not "Died in bitter pains,"Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer, poet. Emigravit.
But "Emigrated to another star!"''
''O suns and skies and clouds of June,Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer ("H. H."; "Saxe Holm"). October's Bright Blue Weather (l. 1-4). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, T...
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather.''
''The goldenrod is yellow,Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer ("H. H."; "Saxe Holm"). September (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donal...
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.''
''By all these lovely tokensHelen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer ("H. H."; "Saxe Holm"). September (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Don...
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer.''
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