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Common Reader Book Group – One Thousand White Women: Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

09 Jan 2019 | 12:00 pm
Place : 497 Main St. Hobart, IN
Phone : 219-942-1611
Email : Office@FirstUnitarian-Hobart.org

Noon, January 9th– January’s Common Reader meets the second Wednesday of the month at Noon in the Fellowship Hall at Church. Bring your sack lunch and enjoy good fellowship & good conversation. As always, the group is open to all readers. However, reading the book is not a requirement. Join us.

The November Book is:  One Thousand White Women: Journals of May Dodd  by Jim Fergus

Synopsis:

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. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

February – The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker
March – The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
April – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

We meet the 2nd Wednesday at Noon at Church and bring our lunch. Open to all. Reading the book is not a per-requisite.