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One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
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Mar 17, 2011

really liked it
Read from March 17 to April 14, 2011

I honestly enjoyed this interesting take on history and think the main point of the book was missed by many of the reviewers. Yes the main character, May Dodd, is a strong woman ahead of her times in certain cultural areas. But the book is a wonderful account of and tribute to the Cheyenne people before they were forced to live on a reservation. It is a captivating read of their daily life, connection to their surroundings, and in many case, higher moral standards than their white "civilized" compatriots. I also enjoyed reading about the developing bond between the "white women" who embarked on this journey, and thought the story was a great testament to the power of friendship, determination, and the spirit of the Native Americans.
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Karen Couldn't agree more. Since I read more for enjoyment and then enjoy learning something too, it sort of left me thinking about the what if's not to mention leaving me sad for the Native Americans and sorry that we didn't learn something from them instead of looking upon them as something to fear and drive away. Sad to day we don't really learn from our mistakes.

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