Sarah Winnemucca Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Hardy, Gayle J. "Sarah Winnemucca (1844?-1891)." In American Women Civil Rights Activists: Bibliographies of 68 Leaders, 1825-1992, pp. 414-20. Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1993.

Bibliography of primary and secondary sources preceded by a brief biographical introduction.


Canfield, Gae Whitney. Sarah Winnemucca of the Northern Paiutes. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983, 306 p.

Comprehensive biography of Winnemucca.

Howard, O. O. "Famous Indian Chiefs." St. Nicholas XXXV, No. 9 (July 1908): 815-22.

Includes a laudatory biographical sketch of Winnemucca.

Morrison, Dorothy Nafus. Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights. New York: Atheneum, 1980, 170 p.

Biography based in large part upon Winnemucca's Life among the Piutes.

Ohrn, Deborah Gore. "Sarah Winnemucca." In Herstory: Women Who Changed the World, edited by Ruth Ashby and Deborah Gore Ohrn, pp. 135-37. New York: Viking, 1995.

Considers Winnemucca "an eloquent defender of the rights of Native Americans."

Richey, Elinor. "Sagebrush Princess With a Cause: Sarah Winnemucca's Lifelong Crusade for Paiute Indian Rights." The American West XII, No. 6 (November 1975): 30-33, 57-63.

Recounts Winnemucca's exploits with the United States Indian Bureau on behalf of the Paiute.


Scherer, Joanna Cohan. "The Public Faces of Sarah Winnemucca." Cultural Anthropology 3, No. 2 (May 1988): 178-204.

Study of Winnemucca's manipulation of her public persona which principally employs pictorial evidence.

Scholten, Pat Creech. "Exploitation of Ethos: Sarah Winnemucca and Bright Eyes on the Lecture Tour." Western Journal of Speech Communication 41, No. 4 (Fall 1977): 233-44.

Examines the rhetorical strategies used by Winnemucca, and by another Native American woman, Bright Eyes, to undermine public stereotypes of Indians in the eastern United States.