Helen Hunt Jackson

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Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson was born in October 18, 1830 at Amherst, Massachusetts and was born with the name Helen Fiske. As a young child her parents died and she was sent to live with her aunt who later sent her to a private school where she met and befriended Emily Dickinson. She gor married to Capt. Edward B Hunt and had two sons with him. He and his sons later on died and that's when Helen started to write poems. When she first started writing she used false names and when she started to gain more confidence she started to use her initals "H.H". She moved to Colorado Springs, Calordo to look for a cure for turberculosis where she later on met and married William Sharpless Jackson. She started to get involved more with rasism toward native americans. She often got into fights with federal officials about the mistreatment of the Native Americans. She won the support of most newspapers about her views on the Native Americans and even published a book about the indian and state policies and broken treaties and such and sent it to every congressman with a quote by Benjamin Franklin on the cover. She created the Indian Rights Association which helped and supported Indian rights. She died of of stomach cancer in August 12,1885, San Francisco

Books

Bits about Home Matters (1873) Saxe Holm's Stories (1874) Mercy Philbrick's Choice (1876) Hetty's Strange History(1877) Bits of Talk in Verse and Prose for Young Folks (1876) Bits of Travel at Home (1878) Nelly's Silver Mine: A Story of Colorado Life (1878) Letters from a Cat (1879) A Century of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings with some of the Indian Tribes (1882) Ramona (1884) Zeph: A Posthumous Story (1885) Glimpses of Three Coasts (1886) Between Whiles (1888) A Calendar of Sonnets (1891) Ryan Thomas (1892) The Hunter Cats of Connorloa (1894)

Lasting Impact

Her poems and books helped the native americans fight discrimination and find freedom and left behind the Indian Rights Association.

Citations

Hunter, Poem. "Helen Hunt Jackson." Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, 16 Mar. 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.Maclean, Maggie. "Civil War Women." Civil War Women. Civil War Women Blog, 30 Apr. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.Pdpjim. "Helen Hunt Jackson." YouTube. YouTube, 2 Feb. 2010. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.Phillips, Kate. "H-Net Reviews." H-Net Reviews. H-Net, 3 Nov. 2003. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.Valenzuela, Romualdo. "Helen Hunt Jackson | Historical Society of Southern California |." Historical Society of Southern California. Social History, 8 Dec. 2010. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.

Helen Hunt Jackson

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The Calendar of SonnetsOctober's Bright Blue WeatherSeptemberA DreamFreedom

When Time is spent, Eternity begins.

Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.

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