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Life Among The Piutes-Their Wrongs And Claims : Vintage West - Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Life Among The Piutes-Their Wrongs And Claims

Vintage West

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This autobiographical work was written by one of the country's most well-known Native American women, Sarah Winnemucca. She was a Paiute princess and a major figure in the history of Nevada; her tribe still resides primarily in the state. Life Among the Piutes deals with Winnemucca's life and the plight of the Paiute Indians. Life Among the Piutes is Winnemucca's powerful legacy to both white and Paiute cultures. Following the oral tradition of Native American people, she reaches out to readers with a deeply personal appeal for understanding. She also records historical events from a unique perspective. She managed to record the Native American viewpoint of whites settling the West, told in a language that was not her own and by a woman during the time when even white women were not allowed to vote. Sarah Winnemucca dedicated her life to improving the living and social conditions for her people. She gave more than 400 speeches across the United States and Europe to gain support for the Paiutes. She died of tuberculosis in 1891. Life Among the Piutes was originally published in 1883.

"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

Editor's Prefacep. 2
Forewordp. 3
First Meeting of Piutes and Whitesp. 5
Domestic and Social Moralitiesp. 45
Wars and Their Causesp. 58
Captain Truckee's Deathp. 66
Reservation of Pyramid and Muddy Lakesp. 76
The Malheur Agencyp. 105
The Bannock Warp. 137
The Yakima Affairp. 203
Appendixp. 249
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780874172522
ISBN-10: 0874172527
Series: Vintage West
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.42 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3