Getting to know Jim Fergus…
“Twenty years on, Fergus’ best-selling novel, One Thousand White Women (1998), remains vivid in readers’ memories and continues to be discovered by historical-fiction fans. He now continues the intriguing tale of the U.S. government’s controversial, little-publicized, assimilation-oriented Brides forIndians program… It’s a gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women. HIGHDEMAND BACKSTORY: With a twentieth-anniversary edition of Fergus’ million-copy hit, One Thousand White Women, and a major publicity campaign for the long-awaited sequel, requests will be legion.”–Booklist, starred review
One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd’s journey west into the unknown. A government program in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May’s adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
“An impressive historical…terse, convincing, and affecting.” —Kirkus Reviews