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?