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One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý 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 US government travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry amon. 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 HISTORYthe idea was tossed around and tossed out FOR DAMN GOOD REASONSSo the MAJORITY of this book is FICTION I read 98 pages then skipped around reading then jumped ahead and read the last 50 pages which included the Epilogue and an interview with the author I ve decided to call it uits I read enough I was forcing myself too much to invest my time and heart I had enough when our FICTIONAL Mary turned very red in the face Oh Captain Mary asked in a whisper How could I refuse you GIFT OFFER If anyone here on Goodreads in the United States wants to read this book I m happy to mail you my copy It s still NEW It was sent to me by St Martin s Pressbut since I just wasn t really connecting with the writing storytelling of this book somebody else might I m happy to cover the postage and send it to another reader who wants to give this book a better chance than I did Many Thanks to StMartin I m sorry I couldn t get into this book but I appreciate your sending it to me Thanks for all that you do to support authors and readers

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One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jim Fergus 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. At a peace conference at Fort Laramie in 1854 a prominent northern Cheyenne Chief reuested of the US army the gift of one thousand white women as brides for his young warriorsAlthough this was an actual historical event the story of May Dodd and her journals is entirely a work of fiction by the authorThe Cheyenne s reuest was not well received by the white authorities and the peace conference collapsed and the Cheyenne s were actually sent homeThe white women did not go But in this novel they doand what if What would have happened The story begins with a remarkable woman named May Dodd who travels west into the unknown and marries the Chief of the Cheyenne NationMay Dodd tells her story through fictional diaries of the fate she left behind being committed to an insane asylum having her babies taken away from her by her blueblood family for the crime of loving a man without marriage and beneath her station May s only hope for freedom is to sign up to a secret government program where women from the civilized world become brides to the Cheyenne warriors What follows is a breathtaking adventure of May Dodd her brief but passionate romance with the gallant Army Captain John Bourke her marriage to the great Chief Little Wolf and her conflict of being caught between not only two worlds but loving two men and living two livesWhat I liked about this story was May Dodd was an incredible woman living in her time and the author did a splendid job writing from the perspective of a woman with such credibility told through her journalsThere was enough historical backdropdetails without it becoming over detailed so that it took away from the storycharacters The secondary characters the women May travelled with was also well done and balanced so that they too weren t distracting from May s story and the bond that grew with these women was also neatly woven within the tellingWhen I picked up this bookI thought it would be a dry as the prairie that they travelled on and on kinda book Not so A fantastic tale of the Old West and the Native American Indians a superb tale of sorrow loss sacrifice suspense and most of all love and triumph And it s not often when a book leaves this reader eagerly waiting to turn the next page to find out what will happen nextHighly recommend this book and I m looking forward to this authors seuel Edit to review Due to the historical time period this story was set inand although not in graphic detailthere are scenes of violencerape and other subject matter that may not appeal to some readers

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One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download Ê eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jim Fergus G 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. This is somewhat erroneously in my read shelf I did not finish reading it so keep that in mind as far as this review goes I applaud the author s project historical fiction disguised as history proper I tend to love things like that it is a well researched story told via the faux journals of a 19th century white woman who went to live among the Cheyenne My problem with this book is essentially that I did not ever buy the voice in which it is told this problem has two tiers First it is supposedly a 19th century journal and the author tries to convey the 19th century ness by freuent use of vocabulary like perforce however what marks an actual primary source from a specific time period is not merely vocabulary but the nature of observation That is you know you re dealing with an historical document often not merely by how the author tells the story what words heshe uses but what heshe chooses to include in the story in the first place I simply could never forget that I was reading a 21st century person s somewhat inexpert attempt at what a 19th century person would sound like in a personal journal and what they d choose to include Associated with this is tier two of my general dislike of this book I could also not forget that I was not reading a woman s journal but a man s idea of what a woman would write in her journal Now I applaud the author for attempting such a thing I wish men would try to crawl into the heads of women I just don t think this author uite was up to the task A for effort but I could not make myself finish this book