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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Brenda Brophy ,

1000 white women

Excellent very well written. An insight into Indian culture and politics
Agree excellent book

FF? ,

Eye-rolling

Everything about this novel -- characters, plot, and prose-- is patronizing. Wish I could get the time back that I invested in it.

twinkyda ,

1000 White Women

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I just wonder how much of this story actually "is/was" the way it really was then. Seemed so real. Characters, imagery, savagery, friendships and kindness. I enjoyed the history aspect of this story...and...I do believe this "pact/trade" with the government was real.

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