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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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    If I had read the book there's no way I could have done all those different accents! It really brought the characters to life. the performance was great!

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    I enjoyed this book. do not know if it is truth or fiction. asume it is fiction.
    male and female narator are very good.
    I suggest this book.

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    "loved it!"

    some violent parts were a little hard to listen to but didn't ruin the experience. Laura Hicks is great!

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    Loved this story! And thoroughly enjoyed the audio version reader. If I could have given her 10 stars I would have. Great job with the various accents of the characters.

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    "Incredible story!"

    This was a book club choice and everyone loved it! Such an entertaining adventure with sadness, friendship, love and personal growth for the women. This book will make you laugh and cry! Don't miss it.

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    "Very interesting and entertaining!!"

    I read this book awhile back and throughly enjoyed it, but listening to it brought the story to life. It has a wonderful array of characters, and I would really like to see a movie made about it. Thanks for writing such an entertaining and enlightening book about how the American Indians lived, and how different it was from how many of our ancestors lived. This is probably a book I will listen to, or read again in the future. There were times when I laughed so hard, and other times I wanted to cry for the character! It was a book that made you want to come back to it to find out what was happening next! Thank you!

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    "Unique and compelling"

    A unique and interesting historical novel. The characters and the premise are beautiful developed. Everyone I recommend this book to enjoys it.

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    my heart hurts as it would with almost any historical fiction novel. beautiful and strong

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    Kathleen 02-23-16
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    Some of the characters were exaggerated when acting out for the book on tape. For example, the brother and Jeronimo.

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    I could not stop listening. It was like I was entranced. Heavy at times but, a definite must read!

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