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Life Among the Piutes - The First Autobiography of a Native American Woman: First Meeting of Piutes and Whites Domestic and Social Moralities of Piutes Wars and Their Causes Reservation of Pyramid and Muddy Lakes - cover

Life Among the Piutes - The First Autobiography of a Native American Woman: First Meeting of Piutes and Whites Domestic and Social Moralities of Piutes Wars and Their Causes Reservation of Pyramid and Muddy Lakes

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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Summary

Life Among the Paiutes is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." This is both an autobiographic memoir and history of the Paiute people during their first forty years of contact with European Americans. It Anthropologist Omer Stewart described it as "one of the first and one of the most enduring ethnohistorical books written by an American Indian."
Contents:
First Meeting of Piutes and Whites 
Domestic and Social Moralities 
Wars and Their Causes 
Captain Truckee's Death 
Reservation of Pyramid and Muddy Lakes 
The Malheur Agency 
The Bannock War 
The Yakima Affair

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