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.
Jim Fergus is an award winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books, including The Vengeance of Mothers. Jim divides his time between southern Arizona, northern Colorado, and France.