Thorndike Press

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill

  • Jim Fergus
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  • ISBN-10: 1432843605
  • ISBN-13: 9781432843601
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 616 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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The stunning sequel to the award-winning novel One Thousand White Women.

Here begins the Journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the U.S. government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Woman to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. These "brides" were mostly fallen women; women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. And the brides themselves thought of it simply as a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with their Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves.

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Customer Reviews

“It's is 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.”

— Booklist (starred)