One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

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Based on an actual historical event, but recounted through fictional diaries, "One Thousand White Women" tells the story of a woman who travels West in 1875 and marries the chief of the Cheyenne nation. "A splendid, fresh, and engaging novel. . . . Strikingly original".--Jim Harrison, author of "Legends of the Fall".

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Donna S

Mar 21, 2014

unusual premise

This was such an unusual premise that I was hooked immediately. And the story never disappointed.

Mary

Jan 30, 2014

Slow start

At first I thought this was a true story, but as I got into it I realized it was like a James Michener novel. Part fantasy and part fact.. I couldn't put it down. I loved the way the author {a man} wrote as a woman as she told her story of going west with 1000 white woman to gain freedom and do service for the country by marrying into a Native Indian tribe to bring the country together. She volunteered, as earlier in her life she had been place in an insane asylum by her family and this was a way out. I found lots of laughs and humor in the story as the author wrote as a woman. The story has quite a bit of history entwined in the plot which is what I liked. The ending did not turn out as I expected. Great book, couldn't put it down. As a matter of fact my friend says the same thing as she is reading it now. She say she is reading it slow as she doesn't want it to end.

birdlady

Oct 13, 2011

Excellent historical novel on the American West

This historical novel is so well written that I practically have to pinch myself to remember I am not reading May Dodd's diary. It is a fascinating story. A fiction with a solid basis in history. The cultural gulf between the Cheyenne and the encroaching whites is illustrated clearly by the white women's experience joining the tribe through marriage. There is plenty of drama in the book with intertribal conflict, love, prejudice, joy and hardship.

hutton24

May 7, 2009

Gripping

Very interesting book, fast-paced and realistic. It felt so real that I was grouchy at the end that it really was made-up!

humminbrd

Apr 17, 2008

An Absolute Must Read!!!

Beautifully written story, takes you right into the plot and you become part of the story. Amazing historical fiction that brings the characters to life. The main character was a great story teller and used the description of the country and events to make it so real. I could not put it down. Recommended to all book clubs.

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