One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
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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Review: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May DoddUser Review - Raquel - Goodreads
Liked the book, but writing was not the best. This is written from a women's perspective, but the author is obviously not a women. Historical fiction that made me investigate exactly how much was really fiction - my sign of a good book. Read full review
Review: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May DoddUser Review - Angie - Goodreads
This book is unlike anything I have ever read. I love that it is through journal entries. It speaks of the true bonds the women share and the common ground they all have when they are stripped their ... Read full review