Helen Hunt Jackson

image for Helen Hunt Jackson
Exhibition Label
Born Amherst, Massachusetts
Helen Hunt Jackson became famous for using her pen to call attention to the plight of Native Americans. Angered by the forced removal of the Ponca tribe from its Nebraska reservation in 1879, Jackson spent the next two years completing A Century of Dishonor, a pointed exposé that chronicled the historic mistreatment of tribal peoples in America. Her later research on the Mission Indians in southern California resulted in a report to Congress outlining their desperate situation as well as the novel Ramona, a best-selling romance that Jackson hoped might “move people’s hearts” toward a more empathetic view of Native Americans.
Topic
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Photographic format\Cabinet card
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson: Female
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson: Literature\Writer\Poet
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson: Literature\Writer\Novelist
Portrait
National Portrait Gallery
Artist
Charles F. Conly, 1846 - 1892
Sitter
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson, 15 Oct 1830 - 12 Aug 1885
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 13.8 x 9.7 cm (5 7/16 x 3 13/16")
Mount: 16.3 x 10.7 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/16")
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Place
United States\Massachusetts\Suffolk\Boston
c. 1884
Type
Photograph
Object number
NPG.2011.99