Spreading Good News (Post 540 – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Sarah Winnemucca, Native American Woman in History)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

CLICK THE “FOLLOW” LINK ABOVE TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL ALERT FOR EACH NEW, DAILY POST!!

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SWALLOW.  CHEW!  ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

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The Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award

Thank you very much to www.living4bliss.wordpress.com for presenting me with the Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award.  I truly appreciate the recognition!

Both of these awards are for a blog or post that is positive and brings light into the world.

I started this “Good News” blog in July 2010 because I was tired of and disgusted by all the negative news and information.  I wanted to give people positive news and information.  I’m having a great time looking for, receiving, and posting these pieces!  Stay tuned!!

RULES for the Candle-Lighter Award

Whenever you see a blog or post you think brightens the world, give the blogger the Candle-Lighter Award.

Recipients can accept or decline. What does the recipient have to do?  Simply accept and nothing more!  You can paste this image on your blog, if you wish, and you are done!  If you wish to honor someone else with a Candle, pass it on, anytime and as many times and to as many people as you wish.

Come on and help me brighten up all our lives!

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that women have made in order to make this world a better place.

In honor of “Women’s History Month,” I will be Spreading Good News with frequent posts of informative, educational, entertaining pieces about the contributions of women.

I hope you enjoy this piece!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH:  Sarah Winnemucca, Native American Woman in History

 

 

Sarah Winnemucca was born in 1844 in northern Nevada.  Like Pocahontas, Sarah strived for peace between “the whites” and her own people.  At an early age, Sarah saw the benefits of receiving education and learned English which would help her people in later years.  Despite the fact that Congress had passed an act in the Paiute’s favor to give them land allotments, independent Indian agents out west made up their own rules and made life miserable for her people.  The tribe was removed to Oregon and later to Washington State.

Sarah’s ability to speak English and her determination to stand up for her people gave her the courage to fight for their rights.  She became an interpreter between her people and the Army and undertook peacemaking missions.  Sarah traveled throughout the West and solicited support for justice and the promised lands by going on tours in the East.  A book she wrote, which was published in 1884, Life Among the Paiutes, portrayed the struggles and life that the Paiute experienced at the hands of the Indian agents.  Sarah became a teacher and taught classes in a school in Nevada, on the reservation, where the Paiute eventually, after years of struggle, regained their rights and their lands.  Sarah, given the name Tocmetone (Shell Flower) at birth, died at her sister’s home in Montana in 1891. She was called “Mother” by her people.

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What are your thoughts on this piece?

 

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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6 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 540 – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Sarah Winnemucca, Native American Woman in History)

  1. Sandra says:

    First of all, I am amazed that a picture was preserved that well. She was a stunning and determined woman. Too bad her accomplishments haven’t been talked about as they should hav e been.

  2. living4bliss says:

    Thank you for posting about Native American women as well. I have Native roots but I know nothing about my people, except I look like them.

    Living out west, I see so many Native men and women that look like they could be family but I have no cultural knowledge except what I read. This post is especially dear to me. Thanks again.

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