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One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1) by Jim Fergus Online



One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)

  • Title: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)
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  • ISBN : 9780312199432
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 434 pages


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 i 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


Author Jim Fergus

Jim Fergus was born in Chicago on March 23, 1950 He attended high school in Massachusetts and graduated as an English major from Colorado College in 1971 He has traveled extensively and lived over the years in Colorado, Florida, the French West Indies, Idaho, France, and Arizona For ten years he worked as a teaching tennis professional in Colorado and Florida, and in 1980 moved to the tiny town




One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1) Reviews (31)

  • Dear May Dodd,I received your letter of 20 January 1876, accompanied by portions of your journal, and, in short, I m not falling for it They sound like they were written sometime in the 1990s, and probably by a man While I found many reasons to come to this conclusion, the biggest giveaways were you [..]

  • Author I have this book I want to publish.Publisher Okay, let me make sure it has what we are looking for in a book After all, the bulk of your previous writing experience appears to be for an outdoors magazine Correct Author Yes that is correct.Publisher Okay, is your book an attempt to write from [..]

  • Mary Dodd s crime was falling in love with a common man After being committed to an insane asylumshe was given the opportunity to escape by enlisting in the BFI program Brides for Indians a secret government program This program NEVER REALLY HAPPENED IN OUR HISTORY..the idea was tossed around and to [..]

  • I like historical fiction I appreciate writers who take the time to research their stories well I like to think that I m catching up on some of the history I missed as the same time as enjoying a good read I like journals and memoirs And I jump at the chance to see history from the perspective of th [..]

  • First let me say, it seems among GR readers that this book stinks And I get the criticism, I do However, I have to say that I found this an enjoyable read Yes, the voice of Ms Dodd, our heroine, protagonist, would be feminist well sort of pseudo feminist does sound 20th Century and less like a beli [..]

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