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Nevada History Series: Sarah Winnemucca

This three-part educational digital storybook series is based on the autobiography of the legendary Paiute Indian Sarah Winnemucca. An incredible piece of history, her “Life Among the Paiutes” is the first published autobiography by a Native American woman and gives us a tragic and stunning glance into a truly unique point of view — an early interpreter of a civilization being displaced by another.

This channel promotes the collective learning of Nevada History and connects viewers to the relevance and importance of the Comstock story, providing Nevada History educators with a quick and accessible resource that adheres to the State of Nevada’s 4th and 7th-grade history curriculums.  Our goal is to maintain and expand the museums’ activities by combining history with arts and science projects.   All of our resources are public property and available for all to use. Please consider supporting the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum and Archives through donations and/or sponsoring of our videos.

As you follow along in the Sarah Winnemucca: Life of a Paiute lesson plan, we invite you to download the activity sheet that accompanies each lesson to promote a more thorough comprehension of Sarah’s story for student learning. Please be sure to like and subscribe to the Fourth Ward School Museum YouTube channel for more educational content and to browse our full library.

This series is paid for in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sarah Winnemucca – Life of a Paiute: Part 1

Sarah Winnemucca – Life of a Paiute: Part 2

Sarah Winnemucca – Life of a Paiute: Part 3