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 - Betsy - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. Good mix of humor and sadness. Good list of resources used in the research of the book, so I trust the descriptions of life in the western frontier and the Indian camp. I ... Read full review
Review: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May DoddUser Review - Jill Dumford - Goodreads
I'd give it a 4.5 but that's not an option. Very fun, fast read but don't take it too seriously or you'll be disappointed. I enjoyed the very colorful cast of characters. Humorous, frightening, exciting, and tragic love story... but not realistic. Read full review