The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill : [a novel] / Jim Fergus.

By: Fergus, Jim [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017]Edition: First editionDescription: 337 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250093424; 1250093422Subject(s): Women, White -- Fiction | Cheyenne Indians -- Fiction | Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Government relations -- Fiction | Whites -- West (U.S.) -- Relations with Indians -- Fiction | Interracial marriage -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction | Retribution -- FictionGenre/Form: Western stories. | Diary fiction. | Diary fiction. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Western stories. | Fiction. | Diary fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3556.E66 | V46 2017Summary: "9 March 1876. My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the 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 Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves." -- Provided by publisher.
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"9 March 1876. My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the 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 Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves." -- Provided by publisher.

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