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"Ramona," the fascinating Indian story by "H.H. " -- Mrs. H.H. Jackson -- the scenes of which are laid in Southern California, is based upon facts learned and reported by the author on an official inspection of the Mission Indians there in 1883, and it very truthfully and graphically reveals the present condition and hardships, as well as the past sufferings, of those tribes.
The story is one of the saddest of many sad records of the race, and is in itself a most moving plea for whatever atonement it is now possible to make to that long-suffering people. But direct appeals for aid in their behalf have also come to The Women's National Indian Association, first, from "H. H." herself, and since then from others.
In response to these calls a mission is now to be opened by the Association, among the Coahuillas in the village of that name, extending later, it is hoped, to others of the about twenty villages occupied by these Mission Indians. From the official report of Mrs. Jackson, and from later official and other sources, the facts herein presented are taken. But in order to convey an intelligent, general view of the character and circumstances of these Indians, and in response to many requests, these facts are prefaced by a brief historical sketch, and a glance at their present general condition.
Women's National Indian Association
Ramona Mission, Mission Indians, California, Native American history
Women's National Indian Association, "The Ramona Mission and The Mission Indians" (1889). Books and Publications. 172.
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