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By Valerie Sherer Mathes

Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy is an in depth account of the final six years of Jackson’s lifestyles (1879–1885), while she struggled to advertise the rights of yankee Indians displaced and dispossessed via the U.S. executive. Valerie Sherer Mathes locations Jackson’s paintings in the better nineteenth-century Indian rights move and information her campaign of touring, writing, and lobbying executive officers. Jackson’s efforts culminated within the book of A Century of Dishonor, an indictment of the government’s Indian coverage, and the radical Ramona, a sympathetic portrayal of the plight of California’s venture Indians. Her impression used to be felt instantly within the activities of next reform staff within the Women’s nationwide Indian organization, the Indian Rights organization, and the Lake Mohonk Conference.

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