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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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

Very enjoyable read, though I don't think the male author really speaks in a woman's voice. The voice of his protagonist, May Dodd, strikes me as entirely modern. For example, her out-of-wedlock ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

I loved this story, based on a snipet of history. The author has a gift for relating time and place, but there were some flaws. The novel is based on a small footnote in history - In 1874 a Cheyenne ... Read full review

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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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