The Vengeance of Mothers

by Jim Fergus
Female prisoners, women committed to insane asylums by their husbands, and others society considered unsavory, choose to be part of the brides for Indians program.  They gain their freedom if they marry and live with Indian warriors. Fascinating #Historical fiction The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus #bookclubrecommendation

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(by- Linda )

I read Jim Fergus's first book, One Thousand White Woman. I loved it and knew the sequel was a must read. I finished this wonderful page-turner in two sittings. Don't worry too much if you haven't read the first book; you will thoroughly enjoy The Vengeance of Mothers regardless.

I loved the premise of this book; the US trades horses from the Cheyenne Indians for white women; the Brides for Indians program" a failed initiative, meant to help assimilate the Native Americans into white society.

This story is about the second wave of women traded to the Indians and takes place during a turbulent time in history; the US government is expanding its territories and is on a mission to eliminate the Indian population. The story looks at what happens after the army attacks a tribe and among the causalities are the children and husbands of white women. The surviving women are on a mission of revenge. Their journey is fascinating and does not shed a favorable light on the US government or army. I did not want this book to end. Recommend

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