Helen Hunt Jackson

American Poet and Writer

All about Helen

Born; October 18, 1830, Amherst, MA
Jackson had three siblings, two brothers, both of them died soon after birth, and a sister. She was an American poet and writer who became an activist because of the treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government. Helen died of stomach cancer in 1885 in San Francisco, California.

What Jackson did as a reformer

The Indian Reform Legacy was what Jackson did as a reformer, helen was not only unique toward American Indian rights. The government mistreated the Native Americans. Upset about the mistreatment of the Native Americans, Jackson became an activist on their behalf. She began to investigate and publicize the government by, raising money, and writing letters to the New York times for the ponca tribe. (Below this is a photo of the ponca tribe.)
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Ramona is an 1884 American novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson. Set in California after the Mexican-American war, Ramona is about a mixed-race Native American girl, who suffers discrimintaion and many hardships. This was one of jacksons accomplishments during the indian reform legacy. It explains the mistreatment and life of an indian.