Helen Hunt Jackson

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Birthday
15, 1830
Birthplace
Amherst, MA
Death Date
Aug 12, 1885 (54)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1830
Birthplace
Amherst, MA
Death Date
Aug 12, 1885 (54)

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.

Trivia

Several California high schools were named for Jackson, as well as for her fictional heroine, Ramona.

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.