Girlie Western

On  a tour down south recently, I picked up a book called One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. It is a work of historic fiction taking place in 1875 when the American West was being settled. The novel is based on the journals of May Dodd who was a participant in an assimilation program where white women were sent to marry into the Native population. The premise was this program would bring the two cultures together with the resulting children.  Of course, the women chosen for this program were disenfranchised to say the least. There are many interesting characters, adventures and observations of womens’ place in the days of the early west.  It is an entertaining, as well as informative read, particularly if you are interested in westerns.

– Kelly

“Frankly, from the way I have been treated  the so-called ‘civilized’ people in my life, I rather look forward to residency among the savages.” – from the journals of May Dodd

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s