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									Helen Hunt Jackson



Famous Coloradoan
By
Chelsea
           Early Life
• Helen was born in
  Amherst,
  Massachusetts on
  October 15, 1831.
Schooling
• She went to school at
  Ipswich Female
  Seminary and the John
  Abbott School in New
  York during the
  1840’s.
How She Started Writing.
• Helen’s husband was
  killed in the Civil War.
  She began writing
  poetry in 1866 to help
  her forget her sorrow
  and misery.
To an Absent Lover
• THAT so much
  change should come
  when thou dost go,
• Is mystery that I
  cannot ravel quite.
• The very house seems
  dark as when the light
• Of lamps goes out
Health
• Her writing increased
  but her health
  decreased. Her doctor
  insisted that she move
  to Colorado for the
  “curative air of the
  Rockies.”
Meeting with the Indian
Commission in Washington, DC
• She had a little chat
  with Standing Bear,
  the Ponca Chief. He
  told her about his
  people’s tragedies.
  She said that she
  would try to help raise
  money so the Ponca
  People could return to
  their native lands.
Endangered Ute

 When she came back
 to Colorado, she
 defended the Ute
 Tribes. Not a lot of
 people helped the Ute
 like Helen did.
Death
• During the last five
  years of her life, Helen
  became part of
  American history.
• Helen died of cancer
  in San Francisco
  August 12, 1885
Bibliography
Historical Inductee: Helen Hunt Jackson, Colorado Women's Hall
  of Fame, Feb. 2002, www.cogreatwomen.org/jackson.html
Helen Hunt Jackson , Albert Greenstein , Feb. 2002
  www.socalhistory.org/Biographies/hhjackson.html
Poet’s Corner, Feb. 2002,
  www.geocities.com/~spanoudi/poems/hhj01.html
Helen Hunt Jackson House, Professional Marketing Associates,
  Feb. 2002,
  www.amherstcommon.com/walking_tour/hhjackson.html
Helen Hunt Jackson Papers, Colorado College Tutt Library, Feb.
  2002,
  www.cc.colorado.edu/library/SpecialCollections/Manuscript/HHJ
  .html

								
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