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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Loved the premise but did not love the execution. - LibraryThing
Insight into the daily life of the Cheyenne. - LibraryThing
Strong women characters. - LibraryThing
Interesting premise, but... - LibraryThing
Clever premise doesn't disappoint. - LibraryThing
With that premise, the character of May comes alive. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Kris Irvin - Goodreads

Oh, this book. It's a decent story overall, but the writing is terrible. The way it starts off, with the grandson of May Dodd "discovering" his long lost crazy relative's journals is overwrought and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelley - Goodreads

Overall this book was a 3.5. There were some parts that drug on and were a little boring. However, this just reminds me that a lot of American history is filled with sad, disgusting secrets. More ... 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 AllOutdoors.com 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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