Sarah Winnemucca - Sally Zanjani Summary
In 1883 she produced her autobiography - the first written by a Native American woman. Using private contributions, she returned to Nevada and founded a Native school whose educational practices and standards were far ahead of its time. [This book is] composed not only of public challenges and accomplishments but also of private struggles, joys, and ambitions. Unforgettable glimpses of her personality and private life leap from these pages: her notorious sharp tongue and wit, her love of performance, her place in a legendary family of Paiute leaders, her long string of failed relationships, and, at the end, possible poisoning by a romantic rival."--BOOK JACKET.