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StatementValerie Sherer Mathes.
SeriesAmerican studies series
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LC ClassificationsPS2108 .M37 1990
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Paginationxvii, 235 p., [6] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL2206942M
ISBN 10029273056X
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Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy is a detailed account of the last six years of Jackson’s life (–), when she struggled to promote the rights of American Indians displaced and dispossessed by the U.S. government. Valerie Sherer Mathes places Jackson’s work within the larger nineteenth-century Indian rights movement and details her crusade of traveling, writing, and Cited by:   About the Author Valerie Sherer Mathes is a faculty member in the Social Science Department at City College of San Francisco.

Among the books she has authored or edited are Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy and The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt : Hardcover. Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy is a detailed account of the last six years of Jackson's life (), when she struggled to promote the rights of American Indians displaced and dispossessed by the U.S.

government. 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 ’s. Mathes argues that Jackson was unique not only in her persistent and ardent pursuit of American Indian rights, especially the Mission Indians of Southern California, but also in the influence her work had on other American reform groups.

Summary: "Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy is a detailed account of the last six years of Jackson's life (), when she struggled to promote the rights of American Indians displaced and dispossessed by the U.S. government. InHelen Hunt Jackson wrote A Century of Dishonor about the effects of the government’s treatment of the Indians, which condemned state and federal Indian policies.

The book called for significant reform in government policy where Indians were concerned. She sent a copy to every member of congress. Helen Hunt Jackson () is best known for her novel, Ramona, which is set in California and explores the same theme of injustice to the Indian.

Valerie Sherer Mathes is a faculty member in the Social Science Department at City College of San Francisco.3/5(1). Helen Hunt Jackson’s passionate crusade for Indian rights comes to life in this collection of more than letters, most of which have never been published before/5.

The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, – by Helen Hunt Jackson avg rating — 2 ratings — published — 3 editions. Among the books she has authored or edited are Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy and The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson.

Phil Brigandi was an independent scholar who specialized in the history of Southern California, especially Orange County, and for thirty years served as the historian for the Ramona Pageant.

Valerie Sherer Mathes, in her book Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy, devotes a single chapter to A Century of Dishonor in which she suggests that while the initial response was lacking in enthusiasm, Jackson’s ‘work had definitely acquainted the public with the deplorable condition of the American Indian,’ but that its greater importance was laying ‘the groundwork for Jackson’s next Indian Author: Helen Hunt Jackson.

valerie sherer mathes. Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy. (American Studies Series.) Austin: University of Texas Press. xvii, $Author: Sherry L. Smith. Helen Hunt Jackson, the author of an government report and a book on the condition of California’s Mission Indians as well as the novel Ramona, came late to the cause of Indian reform.

Others, including Amelia Stone Quinton, had earlier founded organizations such as the Women’s National Indian Association (WNIA) to pressure Congress for reform and to engage directly in assisting Native. articles and three books, Helen Hunt Jackson and her Indian Reform Legacy, The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, and The Standing Bear Controversy: Prelude to Indian Reform, co-authored with Dr.

Richard Lowitt. Phil Brigandi has been researching and writing local history since Though born and raised in. HELEN HUNT JACKSON AND HER INDIAN REFORM LEGACY. By Valerie Sherer Mathes. (Austin: University of Texas Press, pp.

$) Reviewed by Karen S. Langlois. The staging of the Ramona pageant has been an annual tradition in the desert community of Hemet, California since the s.

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It reflects the. Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy is a detailed account of the last six years of Jackson's life (), when she struggled to promote the rights of American Indians displaced and dispossessed by the U.S. government. Valerie Sherer Mathes. The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, by Helen Hunt Jackson, Valerie Sherer Mathes (Editor) Helen Hunt Jackson Helen Hunt Jackson () is best known for her novel, Ramona, which is set in California and explores the same theme of injustice to the : University of Oklahoma Press.

Helen Hunt Jackson led a hard life on the frontier plains. She lost her husband and two children during her lifetime. However, she was among the first writers to draw attention to the condition of the American Indian through her two books, “Ramona” and “The Indian’s Plight.” Helen was born Octoin Amherst, Massachusetts.

Although her recommendations were not implemented until after her death, Helen Hunt Jackson’s stark and revealing portrait drew national attention to the effects of white encroachment on Indian lands and cultures in California and inspired generations of reformers who continued her legacy.

This unprecedented collection offers fresh insight. Over the past two decades, she has published many es says about Jackson and one previous book, "Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy" (Oklahoma, ), in which she situates Jackson. The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

Valerie Sherer Mathes. Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Antoinette May. Helen Hunt Jackson: A Lonely Voice of Conscience.

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Chronicle Books. Ruth Odell. Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life. Cari M. Carpenter. Helen Hunt Jackson: obligatory chapter break—that Jackson stumbled rather haphazardly upon the Indian reform work that would become a large part of her legacy, Phillips offers a more nuanced sense of why a woman who had previously shied away from reform movements would come to write.

Helen Hunt Jackson’s passionate crusade for Indian rights comes to life in this collection of more than letters, most of which have never been published before.

With Valerie Sherer Mathes’s helpful notes, the letters reveal the behind-the-scenes drama of Jackson’s involvement in Indian reform, which led her to write A Century of. Looking for books by Helen Hunt Jackson. See all books authored by Helen Hunt Jackson, including Ramona, and A Century of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings With Some of the Indian Tribes, and more on Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (Octo - Aug ) was an American writer and poet, who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S.

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Jackson detailed the adverse effects of government actions in A Century of Dishonor (). Her novel Ramona dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern. M ost widely remembered as an activist for Native American rights, Helen Hunt Jackson also wrote poetry, essays, novels, and children's stories.

She used her writing talent to publicize the mistreatment of Native Americans, particularly the Mission Indians of Southern California. Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life.

By Kate Phillips. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. $ Reviewed by Cari M. Carpenter, West Virginia University To write a literary biography is to assume two rather daunting tasks: finding some consistency in a life riddled with contradictions and respecting the difference between what is knowable and what is best left unknown.

Helen Hunt Jackson and her Indian reform legacy, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. [Google Scholar], Mathes, Valerie Sherer. The Indian reform letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, –, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

[Google Scholar]). Cited by: Mathes is the author of more than 40 academic articles including Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy () and Divinely Guided: The California Work of the Women's National Indian Association (, co-authored with Dr.

Richard Lowitt), and is editor of The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson (). HELEN HUNT JACKSON, AMELIA STONE QUINTON, AND THE MISSION INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA By Valerie Sherer Mathes ABSTRACT: Helen Hunt Jackson, the author of an government report and a book on the condition of California’s Mission Indians as well as the novel Ramona, came late to the cause of Indian reform.

Ramona has often been compared to Uncle Tom’s Cabin for its influence on American social policy, and this is the only edition available that presents this important novel in its full historical context.

A huge popular and critical success when it was first published inRamona is set among the California Spanish missions and tells the story of the young mixed-blood heroine, Ramona, and 4/5(3).Helen Hunt Jackson synonyms, Helen Hunt Jackson pronunciation, Helen Hunt Jackson translation, English dictionary definition of Helen Hunt Jackson.

Noun 1. Helen Hunt Jackson - United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson, Jackson.Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske (Octo – Aug ), was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S.

government. She described the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (). Her novel Ramona () dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of.