Sarah Winnemucca: Northern Paiute Writer and Diplomat

Sarah Winnemucca: Northern Paiute Writer and Diplomat

by Ellen Scordato
     
 

Sarah Winnemucca, a northern Paiute and a passionate crusader for Indians rights, served her people as interpreter, educators, and spokeswoman. Born in 1844 in what is now the state of Nevada, Winnemucca obtained an education, learning English, and become an eloquent ambassador between the tribal and the non Indian worlds. See more details below

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Sarah Winnemucca, a northern Paiute and a passionate crusader for Indians rights, served her people as interpreter, educators, and spokeswoman. Born in 1844 in what is now the state of Nevada, Winnemucca obtained an education, learning English, and become an eloquent ambassador between the tribal and the non Indian worlds.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-- Sarah Winnemucca was a spokesperson and advocate for Indian rights. Born in 1844, she witnessed many of the upheavals that the Paiute experienced because of the arrival of the settlers and gold miners. Sadly, her life was riddled with betrayal, murder, and thievery on the part of the Nevada settlers. This very detailed biography, illustrated with black-and-white period photographs, gives a wealth of information on a dedicated woman who valiantly struggled her entire life for the benefit of her people. --Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791017104
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
North American Indians of Achievement Series
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
7.47(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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