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One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Fergus

Narrated By: Laura Hicks, Erik Steele

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2007

Duration: 15 hours 0 minutes


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 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. Author Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

“An impressive historical, terse, convincing, and affecting.”--Kirkus Reviews


  • Jeri E.

    Loved this book!

  • Nancy K

    I heard about this book a long time ago and had the impression that it was a true story. It certainly feels like one as you hear the journal entries of the main character. She tell the story of a group of women who were part of the "brides for Indians" program designed by Ulysses S. Grant to help settle the west. The women wee exchanged for ponies. They were volunteers, from prisons, mental hospitals, etc. This is a book I will listen to again.

  • Sandy Sanderlin

    I loved this book. The format in which it was written (as if reading the main character's journal and letters), was well done and made the story very believable.

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