With vivid detail and keen emotional insight, Jim Fergus’ One Thousand White Women Series reflects on the bonds between husbands and wives, mothers and children, and what true freedom meant for the Native inhabitants of the great American West. Beginning with the now-classic story of May Dodd and the controversial “brides for Indians” program and continuing with the diaries of her companions in The Vengeance of Mothers, this historical fiction series has been called “terse, convincing, and affecting” (Kirkus) and “gripping” (Booklist, starred review).
Jim Fergus is the author of One Thousand White Women, The Sporting Road, A Hunter’s Road and Wild Girl. His articles and essays have appeared in a wide variety of national magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek, Newsday, The Paris Review, Esquire, Sports Afield, and Field & Stream. Fergus was born in Chicago and attended Colorado College. He worked as a teaching tennis professional before becoming a full-time freelance writer. He lives in southern Arizona.