This week I read a book that I started to read years ago but didn't get past the first few pages. I'm not sure why. The book is One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. The premise of the story is that a Cheyenne Indian Chief proposed to President Grant in the mid 1800s that white women be sent to marry within the tribe. The children of these marriages would then help assimilate the Cheyennes, teaching them what it would take to live peacefully within the White culture. One of the women, May Dodd, writes about the experiences of the women in a series of journals. The book is fiction but written in such a way as to seem feasible.