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Lucy Thompson
, 1856-


Lucy Thompson was a Klamath River Yurok woman from Northern California who became concerned that the Yurok traditions were in danger of disappearing. In 1916 she wrote and published To the American Indian as a way of preserving Yurok history and traditions.

Awards and Honors

American Book Award


Books by Lucy Thompson:

Thompson, Lucy . To the American Indian : reminiscences of a Yurok woman
Berkeley, CA : Heyday , 1991.
Genre: Autobiography

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