One Thousand White Women ~ Our Book Clubs Choice for February

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Based on actual historical events, One Thousand White Women, written by Jim Fergus is the fictional 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.

I don’t want to offer too many comments as our Reading Group has not yet met and I don’t want to spoil it.  However, I will say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, found it fascinating to learn about a different culture and I didn’t want One Thousand White Women to end!

Have you read this book?

What are your thoughts?

Would you have ever considered embarking on an adventure such as this?

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  1. Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice says

    Hmmm, I agree it was well worth reading, but don’t want to spoil anyone else’s read. You asked if I (we) would do it…… hard to say. It was definitely interesting to see the two sides of a situation…. something we should do more often in today’s world.

  2. I too really enjoyed reading the book, even when it tok a twist I wasn’t expecting! I don’t think I would have the courage to take on a challenge like that.

  3. Read it and recommend it!

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