Book Club Kit: One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White WomenOne Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
by Jim Fergus
First Published: 1998
7 Copies & Reading Guide

This 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.

Reading Guides:
LitLovers: Includes Brief Description, Author Info, Reviews, and Discussion Questions
Author’s Website: Includes Discussion Questions (scroll down to find the ?s for One Thousand White Women)

Official Website:

If you enjoyed One Thousand White Women, try:
The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 by Jim Fergus
These is My Words (Book Club Kit) by Nancy E Turner
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

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