1 edition of One thousand white women found in the catalog.
One thousand white women
Written in English
|Other titles||1000 white women|
|Series||Thorndike Press large print African-American, Thorndike Press large print African-American series|
|LC Classifications||PS3556.E66 O54 2013|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||669 pages (large print)|
|Number of Pages||669|
|LC Control Number||2013002436|
President Grant's wife fainted in shock over the audacity of his daring proposal, not to mention his bizarre and somewhat terrifying appearance. Some other situations are adapted from real life, including Little Wolf's murder of a tribe member and exile. As the story progresses you learn a lot about the women and how strong they really are. Are there ways in which you consider them less civilized? A woman of the upper classes who was forced against her will into an asylum for co-habitating with a man she truly loved who was her class inferior.
The Salt Lake Tribune. Overall, an enjoyable read that brings to the forefront yet another shameful part of American history - and here it is the 4th of July. Were it not for my book club's choosing this title, I would have had no interest in finishing it. There are evil characters lurking on the edges, but she feels safe in the arms of a series of fantastic heroes who are almost, but not quite, worthy of her. While the concept is a bit bizarre, it was so well researched and written, that I found it quite believable. So I guess, I am held back from truly loving the novel given the 'women's genre - book club pick' oversimplified vibe it gave off in the end.
Showing of next show all If you're looking for a triumph of female spirit, don't bother. Were you surprised by the violence among tribes as depicted here? But there is no time to protest or react because the United States government has ordered its military to wipe out the remaining Cheyenne natives who have not agreed to move to Fort Fetterman. After the massacre, the authorities disavow the brides program and eradicate all traces of it — or so they think.
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To her very rich and powerful father's dismay, she moves out of his house to live with Harry Ames, one of his employees, whom her family considers beneath her.
Along the way, she meets other women who travel with her and will also marry. Grisly horror, irrepressible joy, stunning beauty and savage horrors define May's year as the bride of Chief Little Wolf.
There is the heroine who has no faults or failings but who is consistently misunderstood. She and her white friends gradually begin to live as Native Americans. Did you find it believable that the white women embraced the Cheyenne culture, and willingly married with them?
In fact, the whole story is improbable, but in the hands of author Jim Fergus, it becomes a believable tale of the Old West. Will Dodd" places the journals in a contemporary context, and lends an air of realism. Obviously written by a man who gives only a passing glance at issues and circumstances a female reader would take far more seriously.
During this time period, what is it that makes the Cheyenne savage, and the white "civilized"? Some other situations are adapted from real life, including Little Wolf's murder of a tribe member and exile.
In order to make peace with some of the Indian tribes that would not come into the reservations after gold was discovered in the Black Hills, President Grant brokered a back channel deal to supply the Cheyenne with the titular 1, white women as wives for the braves.
As the story progresses you learn a lot about the women and how strong they really are. Along the way, May and her cohorts are under the direction of one Captain John Bourke.
They bonded with their new community by learning the customs, and by teaching their culture. Do you consider her a sympathetic character? He attended high school in Massachusetts and graduated as an English major from Colorado College in Through May's journal, Fergus also makes us familiar with May's colorful assortment of friends, as well as some hilarious moments on this wild ride of a story.
In this sense, I felt a strong sense of ties to May Dodd. Indeed, it seems the U. If you want a quick read with superficial attention paid to real women's issues Fergus is honest and clear in his representation of the government and stronghold military and its dealings with the Native Americans, and it is starkly seen in this novel.
If so, why?Apr 01, · 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 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by th /5().
One interesting woman is better than one thousand! I expected the everyday details between the white women and the Native Americans these women had chosen to marry as their lives moved forward. Instead there is not much conversation at all in this book, context is.
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 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. Jul 26, · One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd (Book): Fergus, Jim: An Indian request in for 1, white brides to ensure peace is secretly approved by the U.S.
government in this alternate-history novel. Their journey west is described by May Dodd, a high-society woman released from an asylum where she was incarcerated by her family for an affair.
One Thousand White Women was written by a man, but in a woman's point of view. Did you find this convincing? 2.
Inrebellious or unorthodox women were sometimes considered "hysterical" or insane. Is this still true in some circumstances today? 3. Does May Dodd remind you of a. 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 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the admi.