Happy Birthday Blog: Helen Hunt Jackson

Happy Birthday Blog: Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson

Born: October 15, 1830

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Known For: Author, Poet, and activist for Native Americans

For today’s HBD Ladies blog, we’re delighted to celebrate a hometown hero for Dr. Erin. Helen Hunt Jackson spent many years in Colorado Springs, CO. She’s buried in the town and has a waterfall named for her, but to be perfectly honest, I didn’t know a whole lot about her. She is a fascinating character who used her power with the written word to write on behalf of the treatment of Native Americans by the US government. I found this (rather long) but awesome podcast about her if you’re interested in learning more.

If that’s too much for you, I found this resource as well. Happy birthday, Helen!



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