The story of Sarah Winnemucca was as full of adventure as well as of emotion. It is the story of the strength and pride of a group of people that were abused and removed from their home. For one of these people to demand to be treated as human was unusual in the United States of the 1800's, for a woman of a dispossesd race to stand up for her people was almost unheard of. It was the experiences she had as a young girl that made her the woman with a voice. The joys of her childhood family, the terrors of the invasion of the foreigners, the adventures of travel and the encouragement and education from the peoples of both worlds helped her develop into an amazing woman.

To move through this story, you can use the buttons at the top and bottoms of the page. The buttons work as follows:

Home will take you to my personal homepage at, to get back to a this page, click on the picture of Sarah Winnemucca.

Site Map is a table of contents that offers not only links to each of the chapters, but to additional pictures and interactive lesson plans for each chapter.

Background takes you to a section that explains why I wrote the book.

At the bottom of the page, the up arrow takes you to the top of the current page, the right arrow takes you directly to the next chapter.

So lets get started.......

The beginning of the story...