Book Club Discussion on Wednesday May 28 from 2-3 in the Community Event Room.
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
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.