- Name: Helen Hunt Jackson
- Born: 10/15/2020 (0 years old)
- Died: unknown
- Occupation: poet, writer
Helen Hunt Jackson (pen name, H.H.; born Helen Maria Fiske; October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885) was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States government. She described the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (1881). Her novel Ramona (1884) dramatized the federal government’s mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern California after the Mexican–American War and attracted considerable attention to her cause. Commercially popular, it was estimated to have been reprinted 300 times and most readers liked its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content. The novel was so popular that it attracted many tourists to Southern California who wanted to see places from the book.
Birth Name: Helen Maria Fiske
School: Ipswich Female Seminary; Abbott Institute
Birth Place: Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Helen Hunt Jackson quotes :
By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.Helen Hunt Jackson