One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 15, 1999 - Fiction - 464 pages
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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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It started pretty strong, but became pretty repetitive and very predictable. I fully enjoyed the stories, anecdotes, but found I knew what the end result was going to be well before we got there. It ... Read full review

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If I could, I'd give it 2 1/2 stars. Not horrible, and interesting in many ways. Still at times it seems so unrealistic. When the more mundane aspects of life were being discussed, the book was actually at it's best. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jim Fergus is field editor and monthly columnist for sports Afield magazine and also writes a monthly feature on the Web site. His work has appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers, and he is the author of the nonfiction book A Hunter's Road. He lives in northern Colorado.

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