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One Thousand White Women




By Jim Fergus

I started this book in March when I went on my Rah Rah Adventure with my friends to our friend Jean's house.

I finally finished it on the plane on my way back from California. I only seem to take the time to read when I'm traveling.

I really liked this book. It gave life to Native Americans during the time when the white people stole the land and pushed them all onto reservations. It is a first person account - written as journal entries - from 1 of 1000 white women that was traded by the US Government to the Indians for horses. We give you 1000 of our white women to breed and in turn, you'll give us 1000 of your horses. This woman (May Dodd) writes about her life over the months following her agreement to enter the "program" through to the end (which I won't tell....you have to go get the book!)

Anyway, it was....thought provoking...touching...sad. I felt like I knew May, felt proud to be a woman, developed a renewed admiration for the Native Americans, and a renewed annoyance at our government.

Excellent read.

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