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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - beckyhaase - LibraryThing
I thought this book was a satire, or a racist screed or a joke. It actually is pretty good and has several redeeming qualities. The characters are realistic and clearly drawn. The situations ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
What an enthralling book! This journal of a white woman of a privileged background in Chicago who goes to live with Cheyenne Indians in what is now Wyoming and Montana is a work of fiction. However ... Read full review