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Emancipation Hall - Sarah Winnemucca Bronze Statue

Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891)—Nevada
Bronze by Benjamin Victor, 2005, Emancipation Hall.
Interpreter, educator, and author. Negotiated between her Paiute people and the U.S. Army. Started a school for Native American children, teaching in both the native language and in English. Second marriage to Lewis H. Hopkins. Her autobiography, Life among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims, was first book written by a Native American woman. Holds a shellflower, her name in the Paiute language.

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