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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Helen Maria Fiske 1831-1885 (search)
Jackson, Helen Maria Fiske 1831-1885 Author; born in Amherst, Mass., Oct. 18, 1831; daughter of Prof. Nathan W. Fiske; was educated in the Ipswich Female Seminary; married Capt. Edward B. Hunt in 1852. She first became known as an author under the letters H. H. in 1875, when she married William S. Jackson. In 1879 she became deeply interested in the condition of the American Indians and their treatment by the United States government. In 1883, while a special commissioner to inquire into the circumstances of the Mission Indians of California, she studied the history of the early Spanish missions, and a short time prior to her death she wrote the President a letter pathetically asking for the righting of the wrongs of the Indian race. Her works include Verses; Bits of travel; Nelly's silver-mine; The story of Boone; A century of dishonor; Mammy Littleback and her family; Ramona; Glimpses of three coasts; Hetty's strange history, and others. She died in San Francisco, Cal., A