|Civilization:||American — Piutes|
|heroine — translator|
After the conclusion of the war, the Northern Paiute bands were forced into the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington, where they endured great hardship. Sarah, as a translator, was not required to live with her people, and she instead toured California and Nevada, speaking about the plight of the Paiute. In 1879, she and her father traveled to Washington, D.C., where they gained permission to return to Malheur, but the Yakama Agent refused to let them leave for several years.
While lecturing in California, Sarah met and married Lewis Hopkins, an Indian Department employee. She moved east, continuing to give lectures until 1883, when she published her autobiography, Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims. Unfortunately, her husbandís tuberculosis and gambling addiction quickly drained the profits from her book. Sarah soon returned to Nevada, where she built a school for Indian children. There she taught until 1887, when the Dawes Severalty Act insisted that Indian children attend English-speaking schools. Her husband passed away that same year, and Sarah lived the last years of her life in quiet solitude until her death in 1891.
Key events during the life of Sarah Winnemucca:
|The Paiute War.|
|The Bannock War.|
|Traveled to Washington, D.C.|
|Inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.|
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|Toc-me-to-ne, an Indian Princess in||Famous Indian Chiefs I Have Known by Oliver Otis Howard|
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The Princess Sarah, daughter of Chief Winnemucca
in Famous Indian Chiefs I Have Known
|Chief of a Piute tribe. First befriended the white settlers, but rebelled when his tribe was mistreated.|
|American explorer who, along with Kit Carson, led an expedition to California by way of Wyoming and Nevada.|