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Mathes, Valerie Sherer 1941-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 3,777 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Drama  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS2107, 970.5
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Most widely held works by Valerie Sherer Mathes
Helen Hunt Jackson and her Indian reform legacy by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Standing Bear controversy : prelude to Indian reform by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Valerie Sherer Mathes and Richard Lowitt examine how the national publicity surrounding the trial of Chief Standing Bear, as well as a speaking tour by the chief and others, brought the plight of his tribe, and of all Native Americans, to the attention of the general public, serving as a catalyst for the nineteenth-century Indian reform movement"--Jacket
The Indian reform letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1879-1885 by Helen Hunt Jackson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helen Hunt Jackson's passionate crusade for Indian rights comes to life in this collection of more than 200 letters, most of which have never been published before. With Valerie Sherer Mathes's helpful notes, the letters reveal the behind-the-scenes drama of Jackson's involvement in Indian reform, which led her to write A Century of Dishonor and her protest novel Ramona."--BOOK JACKET. "These stirring letters will intrigue anyone interested in Indian affairs, nineteenth-century women's studies, or the social history of Victorian America, where Jackson made her mark despite the restrictions on women. Among her correspondents were Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Moncure D. Conway, Henry B. Whipple, Henry L. Dawes, Henry Teller, Carl Schurz, and, of course, commissioners of Indian affairs and such prominent editors as Whitelaw Reid, Charles Dudley Warner, and Richard Watson Gilder."--BOOK JACKET
Divinely guided : the California work of the Women's National Indian Association by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the decades-long missionary work of the Women's National Indian Association, founded in 1879, among Native populations in California"--Provided by publisher
The Women's National Indian Association : a history( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathes's edited volume, the first book to address the history of the WNIA, comprises essays by eight authors on the work of this important reform group
A call for reform : the Southern California Indian writings of Helen Hunt Jackson by Helen Hunt Jackson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journalist, novelist, and scholar Helen Hunt Jackson (1830--85) remains one of the most influential and popular writers on the struggles of American Indians. This volume collects for the first time seven of her most important articles, annotated and introduced by Jackson scholars Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi. Valuable as eyewitness accounts of Mission Indian life in Southern California in the 1880s, the articles also offer insight into Jackson's career. The articles served as the basis for Jackson's 1884 romantic novel, Ramona, still popular among Americans today. Jackson journeyed to Southern California in the 1880s to learn firsthand how Indians there lived. She found them in a demoralized state, beset by failed government policies and constantly threatened with losing their lands. The numerous articles and editorial responses she penned made her a leading voice in the fight for American Indian rights, a role she embraced wholeheartedly. As this collection also shows, Jackson's fondness for Old California helped shape the region's mythology and tourist culture. But her most important work was her influence in getting reservations set aside for the beleaguered Southern California tribes. Although her recommendations were not implemented until after her death, Helen Hunt Jackson's stark and revealing portrait drew national attention to the effects of white encroachment on Indian lands and cultures in California and inspired generations of reformers who continued her legacy. This unprecedented collection offers fresh insight into the life and work of a well-known and influential writer and reformer"--Publisher's website
Sonoma Valley by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City College of San Francisco( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an annual student population of more than 100,000, City College of San Francisco has educated one in seven city residents and has alumni in every state. A Depression-era dream of Archibald Cloud, the college opened in 1935 with 1,483 students and no central campus. Today the college not only has a main campus at Ocean and Phelan Avenues, but also has 10 others spread throughout San Francisco. Science Hall, designed by Timothy Pflueger, proudly stands on the hill, a visible landmark beckoning students to walk through its portals. Pflueger's dream also included the incorporation of art into his buildings. His organization of the Art in Action program at the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island resulted in the acquisition of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera's Pan American Unity, as well as mosaics and sculptures by other artists that adorn Science Hall
A century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States Government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes by Helen Hunt Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1881 and reprinted in numerous editions since, Helen Hunt Jackson's A Century of Dishonor is a classic account of the U.S. government's flawed Indian policy and the unfair and cruel treatment afforded North American Indians by expansionist Americans. Jackson wrote the book as a polemic to "appeal to the hearts and conscience of the American people," who she hoped would demand legislative reform from Congress and redeem the country's name from the stain of a "century of dishonor." Her efforts, which constitute a landmark in Indian reform, helped begin the long process of public awareness for Indian rights that continues to the present day."--BOOK JACKET. "Beginning with a legal brief on the original Indian right of occupancy, A Century of Dishonor continues with Jackson's analysis of how irresponsibility, dishonesty, and perfidy on the part of Americans and the U.S. government devastated the Delaware, Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Sioux, Ponca, Winnebago, and Cherokee Indians. Jackson describes the government's treatment of the Indians as "a shameful record of broken treaties and unfulfilled promises" exacerbated by "a sickening record of murder, outrage, robbery, and wrongs" committed by frontier settlers, with only an occasional Indian retaliation. Such notable events as the flight of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce's and the Cherokee Trail of Tears illustrate Jackson's arguments."--BOOK JACKET
Friends of the California Mission Indians : Helen Hunt Jackson and her legacy by Valerie Sherer Mathes( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

StoryLines Southwest( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson ; originally broadcast Oct. 19, 1997 by KUNM 89.9 (Public Radio for Central and Northern New Mexico)
Ramona : a story by Helen Hunt Jackson( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest ethical novels of the nineteenth century, this is a tale of true love tested. Set in Old California, this powerful narrative richly depicts the life of the fading Spanish order, the oppression of tribal American communities and inevitably, the brutal intrusion of white settlers. Ramona, an illegitimate orphan, grows up as the ward of the overbearing Senora Moreno. But her desire for Alessandro, a Native American, makes her an outcast and fugitive
The Standing Bear controversy prelude to Indian reform by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Hunt Jackson and the campaign for Ponca Restitution, 1880-1881 by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charles C. Painter, Helen Hunt Jackson and the Mission Indians of Southern California : Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Annie E.K. Bidwell : Chico's benefactress by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Friends of the Indians : Women's National Indian Association in Northern California by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theodore Roosevelt as a naturalist and bad lands rancher by Valerie Sherer Mathes( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Indian reform letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1879-1888 by Helen Hunt Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mathes, Valerie S.

Sherer Mathes, Valerie 1941-

Languages
English (48)

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The Standing Bear controversy : prelude to Indian reformThe Indian reform letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1879-1885Sonoma ValleyCity College of San FranciscoA century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States Government's dealings with some of the Indian tribesRamona : a storyThe Standing Bear controversy prelude to Indian reformThe Indian reform letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1879-1888