ERIC Number: EJ874727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Reference Count: 5
Women in History--Sarah Winnemucca: Native Educator and Human Rights Advocate
Krumm, Bernita L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v4 n4 p213-217 Oct 2006
This article profiles Sarah Winnemucca, a Native educator and dedicated human rights advocate who devoted her life to building communication and creating understanding between the Native and white cultures. On March 1, 2005, Congressman Jon Porter of Nevada addressed Congress on a bill to allow for the placement of a statue of Sarah Winnemucca into the National Statutory Hall. "Sarah led an incredible life," Porter asserted, adding that Winnemucca "has become a part of Nevada history that will never be forgotten" (Porter, 2005). One of only eight women represented in the National Statutory Hall Collection, Winnemucca was a spokesperson and advocate for Indian rights. Her autobiography, "Life Among the Piutes," the first published book by a Native American woman, relates the story of white settlement from the Native American perspective. Although she died at the age of 47, Winnemucca's accomplishments were numerous; she is revered as an educator and defender of human rights.
Descriptors: Females, American Indians, Profiles, Advocacy, Cultural Pluralism, American Indian Culture, Civil Rights, Whites, Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada