Voice of the Paiutes

A Story about Sarah Winnemucca

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Sarah Winnemucca, a Northern Plains Indian, lived in the last half of the nineteenth century when white settlers were moving west into land the Paiutes had inhabited for thousands of years. Sarah’s grandfather encouraged her to learn the ways of the white settlers, including their language. As a result, she was instrumental in negotiating benefits for her people. She traveled across the country speaking about the plight of the Paiutes. She challenged reservation agents, cooperated with the U.S. Army, and traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz and President Rutherford B. Hayes. With the help of two East Coast women, she wrote a book about Paiute life and established a school for Paiute children.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2007-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007020, JNF007120
Dewey 979.004'9745769'0092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 111732
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, and Teaching Guides

Author: Jodie Shull

Illustrator: Keith Birdsong

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →