One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
The Journals of May Dodd

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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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Jim Fergus is field editor and monthly columnist for sports Afield magazine and also writes a monthly feature on the 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.
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 324 pages
Genres: History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Long, brisk, charming first novel about an 1875 treaty between Ulysses S. Grant and Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, by the sports reporter and author of the memoir A Hunter's Road (1992).

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Although this book is not an actual history book...

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