His One Thousand White Women has been a staple of book clubs, and a bookseller favorite, for 20 years. Jim Fergus joins us Monday, September 18, at 7 pm with The Vengeance of Mothers, a long-awaited sequel. Inspired by an actual proposed program, a Brides-for-Indians exchange for horses with the Cheyenne tribe, Fergus explores what could have happened. What women would have taken up such an offer? In The Vengeance of Mothers, the aftermath of years of relationships welcomed by one culture, forbidden by another, comes crashing down. Through the eyes of women assimilated into the Cheyenne culture, Fergus makes all too real the racism, misunderstanding, and violence of the Old West.
“More than a chronicle of the Old West. A superb tale of sorrow, suspense, exultation, and triumph.” —Winston Groom, author of Forest Gump on One Thousand White Women.
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One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S.