Jackson, Helen Hunt


Jackson, Helen Hunt

▪ American author
in full  Helen Maria Hunt Jackson , née  Fiske 
born Oct. 15, 1830, Amherst, Mass., U.S.
died Aug. 12, 1885, San Francisco, Calif.
 American poet and novelist best known for her novel Ramona.

      She was the daughter of Nathan Fiske, a professor at Amherst (Mass.) College. She lived the life of a young army wife, traveling from post to post, and after the deaths of her first husband, Captain Edward Hunt, and her two sons, in 1863 she turned to writing. She married William Jackson in 1875 and moved to Colorado. A prolific writer, she is remembered primarily for her efforts on behalf of the American Indians. A Century of Dishonor (1881) arraigned government Indian policy; her subsequent appointment to a federal commission investigating the plight of Indians on missions provided material for Ramona (1884), which aroused public sentiment but has been admired chiefly for its romantic picture of old California.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Helen Hunt Jackson — Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (October 18, 1830 August 12, 1885) was an American writer best known as the author of Ramona , a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in southern California.BiographyShe was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Helen Hunt Jackson — (* 18. Oktober 1831 in Amherst, Massachusetts als Helen Maria Fiske; † 12. August 1885 in San Francisco, Kalifornien) war eine US amerikanische Autorin. Sie verwendete auch das Pseudonym H.H …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Helen Hunt Jackson — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jackson. Helen Hunt Jackson Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (18 octobre 1830 – …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Helen Hunt Jackson Branch — Infobox nrhp | name =Jackson, Helen Hunt, Branch nrhp type = caption = Helen Hunt Jackson Branch, 1925 location= 2330 Naomi St., Los Angeles, California lat degrees = 34 lat minutes = 1 lat seconds = 1 lat direction = N long degrees = 118 long… …   Wikipedia

  • Helen Hunt — au Festival international du film de Toronto 2007 Données clés Nom de naissance Helen El …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Helen Hunt — Hunt en el Elgin Theatre para el Festival de Cine Internacional de Toronto de 2007 Nombre real Helen Elizabeth Hunt Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jackson, Helen (Maria Fiske)Hunt — Jackson, Helen (Maria Fiske) Hunt. 1830 1885. American writer known for Ramona (1884), a romantic novel concerning the injustices suffered by Native Americans. * * * …   Universalium

  • Helen Hunt Jackson — noun United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830 1885) • Syn: ↑Jackson, ↑Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hunt — Hụnt 〈m. 1〉 = Hund2 * * * Hụnt : ↑ Hund (3). * * * Hunt   [hʌnt],    1) Helen, amerikanische Filmschauspielerin, * Culver City (Kalifornien) 15. 6. 1963; hatte bereits als Kind zahlreiche Engagements für Fernsehfilme und Serien, sammelte dann in …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson — noun United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830 1885) • Syn: ↑Jackson, ↑Helen Hunt Jackson • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.