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Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson Biography

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ABOUT
A nineteenth-century American poet, novelist, and historian, she is known for works such as A Century of Dishonor, Ramona, and Glimpses of California. Her works often discuss government mismanagement and the mistreatment of Native Americans.
BEFORE FAME
She attended both the Abbott Institute and the Ipswich Female Seminary.

FAMILY LIFE
She married U.S. Army Captain Edward Bissell Hunt in 1852. One of the couple's two sons died as an infant from a brain malady.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She and Emily Dickinson were schoolmates.
TRIVIA
Several California high schools were named for Jackson, as well as for her fictional heroine, Ramona.

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