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Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

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    Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins(Author)

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Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c. 1844 – 1891) was a Northern Paiute author, activist and educator. Winnemucca published Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883), a book that is both a memoir and history of her people during their first 40 years of contact with European Americans. It is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." Anthropologist Omer Stewart described it as "one of the first and one of the most enduring ethnohistorical books written by an American Indian," frequently cited by scholars. Following the publication of the book, Winnemucca toured the Eastern United States, giving lectures about her people in New England, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. She returned to the West, founding a private school for Native American children in Lovelock, Nevada.

"For students of Western American history, this book is invaluable. Rarely do we have firsthand accounts of events of such importance; even more rarely are these accounts written by Native Americans who participated in them; and, still rarer are the accounts written by Native American women." --Journal of the West --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 120 pages
  • Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (31 July 2017)
  • English
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  • By carnuted on 14 September 2017

    Very interesting to see life from the Piute side and the largely (conveniently) ignored part of American history, but can be heavy going to read sometimes.

  • By Lorraine on 31 October 2014

    Ok book

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