Sarah Winnemucca: Paiute “Princess” Who Spoke Out in the 19th Century

She was an outspoken critic of harsh treatment of the Paiute in the American West. For the first few years of her life, Sarah Winnemucca, who was born around 1844, did not know that she was American. Born Thocmetony (Shell Flower) among the Numa (known among whites as the Northern Paiute or “digger” Indians), she[…]