Thousand White Women was
written by a man, but in a woman's point
of view. Did you find this convincing?
In 1875, rebellious or unorthodox women
were sometimes considered
"hysterical" or insane. Is this
still true in some circumstances today?
Does May Dodd remind you of a modern-day
What would be today's equivalent of
traveling west to an unknown part of the
country with a group of strangers?
Did you feel the Native Americans were
accurately portrayed in the novel?
If the "Brides for Indians"
program were actually put into effect in
1875, do you feel it would have been
What circumstances would prompt you to
undergo a journey like the one May Dodd
Do you consider One
Thousand White Women a
tragic story? If so, why? If not, why
Of the supporting female characters, who
did you find the most likeable?
Were any of May Dodd's actions
unsympathetic? Would you find it
difficult to leave your children behind
in order to escape a horrendous