One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
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1000 white women
Excellent very well written. An insight into Indian culture and politics
Agree excellent book
Everything about this novel -- characters, plot, and prose-- is patronizing. Wish I could get the time back that I invested in it.
One thousand white women
Excellent book. The book gets better with Every page turned. Characters are fully developed and come alive during this tale. All the through the book I had to keep reminding myself that this is not a true story. The writing is that good!