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The newspaper warrior : Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's campaign for American Indian rights, 1864-1891 / edited by Cari M. Carpenter and Carolyn Sorisio.

By: Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca, 1844?-1891.
Contributor(s): Carpenter, Cari M, 1973- [editor.] | Sorisio, Carolyn, 1966- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803276635; 080327663X.Uniform titles: Works. Selections Subject(s): Paiute Indians -- Government relations | Paiute Indians -- Social conditions | Paiute Indians -- Politics and government | Indians, Treatment of -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Newspaper warriorDDC classification: 979.004/9745769 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Part I. West, 1864-1882 -- Part II. East, 1883-1884 -- Part III. West, 1885-1891.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. West, 1864-1882 -- Part II. East, 1883-1884 -- Part III. West, 1885-1891.

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In the 19th century, few women worked as journalists. Among them was Native American Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, who used the press to her advantage and that of her people. A Northern Paiute, Hopkins toured the country as an activist speaker and writer, stressing that treating Indians well would prompt them to become educated in English and non-Native ways. Carpenter (English, West Virginia Univ.) and Soristo (English, West Chester Univ. of Pennsylvania) collected hundreds of articles, letters, advertisements, book reviews, and editorial comments written by and about Hopkins between 1879 and 1887. During this period, she lectured on both coasts, published a book on the Paiutes (Life among the Paiutes), and established a bilingual school for Native American children. This is the first collection of Hopkins literary output, which was vast. Although not exhaustive, the book undergirds Hopkins's work for favorable and fair representation of both herself and Native Americans. Her campaign for indigenous rights led to a meeting between several Northern Paiutes and President Rutherford B. Hayes--a meeting that resulted in land allotments for the Paiutes. Hopkins knew the power of the press and courted it. So successful was she as an Indian rights activist that she became known as the mightiest word warrior of her time. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Rebekah Ray, independent scholar

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Cari M. Carpenter is an associate professor of English at West Virginia University. She is the author of Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians . Carolyn Sorisio is a professor of English at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender, and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-187 9.<br>

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