Helen Hunt Jackson and Essay

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Helen Hunt Jackson and





Helen Hunt Jackson and
The Campaign for
Ponca Restitution,
1880-1881
by Rosina Villarreal

Writer, poet; born in Amherst, Mass. She was schooled briefly in Massachusetts and New
York City, and was a neighbor and good friend of Emily Dickinson. She married Edward Hunt
(1852). Following his death (1863), she turned to writing poetry, stories, and essays. She
married William Jackson (1875) and they settled in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is best
known for her novel Ramona (1884), an indictment of the U.S. government's treatment of
Native Americans.

I didn’t even know she existed much less she was so willing to help the Ponca
Indian. But I can believe the insults from our Government onto the Ponca Indians, but why
did they the American Government allow the Sioux Indians to attack the Ponca
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