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By Jim Fergus

One Thousand White Women is the tale of might Dodd and a colourful meeting of pioneer girls who, lower than the auspices of the U.S. govt, shuttle to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry one of the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and debatable "Brides for Indians" application, introduced via the management of Ulysses S. supply, is meant to assist assimilate the Indians into the white man's international. towards that finish may well and her neighbors embark upon the journey in their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the yankee West that it's as though those diaries are a tablet in time.

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