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One Thousand White Women Audiobook

One Thousand White Women

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Publisher's Summary

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 lifetimes.

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

©1998 Jim Fergus; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks America

What the Critics Say

"Fergus lets his imagination go wild and creates a journal of one of his ancestors who became one of those brides in 1875. Laura Hicks renders this imaginative work splendidly. She is vivacious and expressive as May Dodd." (Audiofile)

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    Linda 10-03-14
    Linda 10-03-14
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    "History never ceases to amaze me!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Thousand White Women to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is a pleasure to lesson to yet reading the book is always a personal trip into the past. Voices are always different than you had imagined them!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Freedom is sometimes not what you thought it was!


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    Angela 12-16-13
    Angela 12-16-13

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    "ode to the modern woman"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Well written from the perspective of a strong female.


    Which character – as performed by Laura Hicks and Erik Steele – was your favorite?

    Both did an excellent job of reading and performing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have read it all in one setting...the read was so engaging.


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    Lisa 11-23-13
    Lisa 11-23-13
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    "Great Story, Excellent Narration"
    Where does One Thousand White Women rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of my favorite audible purchases.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mae's story was incredible. How could she not be the favorite character?


    What about Laura Hicks and Erik Steele ’s performance did you like?

    Laura did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. Nice flow and excellent job in accents.


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    William WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI, United States 09-09-13
    William WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI, United States 09-09-13
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    "do not order this one"
    What would have made One Thousand White Women better?

    terrible narration, the sample listen page was a male the book itself was a female just awful felt audible misled with this one


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    ron 08-31-13
    ron 08-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "a must have"

    this is a great book. if you like the old west and native stories. this is a must have

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    Denise Mansfield 04-02-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Historical Fiction. Fascinating."
    If you could sum up One Thousand White Women in three words, what would they be?

    Historical. Fascinating. Captivating.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    May Dodd.


    What about Laura Hicks and Erik Steele ’s performance did you like?

    Both made the story come alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The train ride to the west.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book.

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    Mary N. Bucklew Delaware Seashore 03-05-13
    Mary N. Bucklew Delaware Seashore 03-05-13

    Writer, retired now 11 years and living at the beach, writing, golfing, enjoying my "second act."

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    "Pretty good tale of Wild West and Hearty Women"

    After a few chapters, or, once the characters all get together and embark on their journey, this reads more like history than fiction. Never heard of this author before, but he tells a spell binding (fictionalized) account of white women who in 1875 volunteer to travel into the wild west to intermarry with native Americans/Indians, at the direction of Pres Ulysses S. Grant. Had me in tears at the end, such is the author's power to draw me in.

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    Rtunga San Antonio, TX, United States 02-22-13
    Rtunga San Antonio, TX, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Amazing story of a white woman turned squaw"
    If you could sum up One Thousand White Women in three words, what would they be?

    Page-turner, humorous, sad


    What other book might you compare One Thousand White Women to and why?

    Totally opposite of what I expected after reading "Empire of the Summer Moon"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the squaws made their own sauna lodge.


    If you could rename One Thousand White Women, what would you call it?

    A second chance for Mae Dodd


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    Jean 02-05-13
    Jean 02-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Really Interesting as well as Entertaining"
    Would you listen to One Thousand White Women again? Why?

    Yes. I really like the imagery and the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that I could identify with a woman from so long ago.


    What does Laura Hicks and Erik Steele bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I tend to skip ahead when I am reading a book but the way it was read was very entertaining and kept me engaged.


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    Daniel W. San Jose, Costa Rica 02-01-13
    Daniel W. San Jose, Costa Rica 02-01-13

    Living abroad in Costa Rica, am a frequent traveler with interests in humanities, adventure and technology

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    "Told from the point of view of a particpant"
    What did you love best about One Thousand White Women?

    Explained a great deal of the culture of the Cheyenne and 19th century America


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary Dodd


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