From Translator to Army Scout

In her early years, it was unknown to Sarah Winnemucca that she was American.  Being “American” meant becoming like those she distrusted but, through her work as translator she helped her people, the Paiutes.

In 1878, after the Bannock War broke out, Sarah volunteered to enter Bannock territory where her father and other tribesmen were hostages.  After freeing them, she served as an army scout.

65 Words

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Sources: Smithsonian Magazine; National Women’s Hall of Fame; Discover Corps

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