One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

Jim Fergus

"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. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man''s world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime." (Book Description)


Weaver's Daughter

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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In 1791 after her family's journey from Pennsylvania, ten-year-old Lizzie suffers from the disease of asthma in her new home in the Southwest Territory (present-day Tennessee). What will her family do?

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Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl

By Marissa Moss

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In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.

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