List of Feminist Rhetoricians - Sarah Winnemucca

Sarah Winnemucca

(c. 1841-1891) Winnemucca was a Paiute who wrote an autobiographical account of her people's early experiences with white settlers and the government. She is the first Native American woman to copyright and publish a text in English. The book is considered controversial and some members of her tribe saw her as selling out to the white man. She became a noted speaker and activist.

  • Life Among the Piutes (1883)

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