(1844 - 1891)The Northern Paiute name Thocmetony (Shell-flower) was bestowed on this valiant daughter of Chief Winnemucca, and grandchild of the redoubtable Captain Truckee — a friend and supporter of General John C. Fremont. Sarah sought understanding between her people and whites when the latter trekked across and settled on Indian homelands. By lecturing, by writing a book (presumably the first in English by an Indian woman), and by founding a non-government school for Indian children, she worked tirelessly to remedy injustice and to advocate peace. Here at Fort McDermitt as interpreter and teacher she served well both Indians and U.S. Military. This exceptional Indian woman, a leader of her race, believed in the brotherhood of mankind.
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|Placed By||Nevada State Park System and Mrs. Curtis S. Harner|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 448404 N 4646904|
|Decimal Degrees||41.97245000, -117.62273333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 58.347', W 117° 37.364'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 58' 20.82" N, 117° 37' 21.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 317 N Rd, McDermitt NV 89421, US|
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