Lucy Thompson was a Native American author known for her book To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman. Written in 1916, the book is intended to preserve her people's stories. She was a champion of her people, bringing to light the genocide of Native Californians, as well as over-fishing by non-Natives.
Lucy Thompson is one of the few Native American women to have written a book about her people. When she published "To the American Indian" in 1916, the world of the Yurok Indians of northern California seemed on the edge of collapse. An aristocrat by birth, and an initiate into the exclusive priestly society known as Talth, Lucy Thompson gives us a unique insider's view of a great culture.
This Notable Native American History Poster Series is meant to educate individuals on the important Native American Historical Figures that have paved the way for American Indians and others today by being involved in political issues, science, and other important academia in our society today.