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One Thousand White Women - NOTEBOOK III - MY LIFE AS AN INDIAN SQUAW 12 May, 14 May and 15 May 1875 Summary & Analysis

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NOTEBOOK III - MY LIFE AS AN INDIAN SQUAW 12 May, 14 May and 15 May 1875 Summary

The Chief's two other wives, an old woman, a young girl, a young boy and an infant all live in May's tent. Teaching them to be civilized would be daunting and, as Helen points out, there is no use of table manners when there isn't a table. The Indian women use the white women as slaves to do demeaning, hard labor. While the women work, the Indian men appear to spend most of their time smoking and gossiping.

The group wedding will include Christian and Cheyenne ceremonies. May learns her new name is Mesoke, meaning Swallow, and Gretchen 's new name means Big Voice. May decides she will be a good wife, if only to keep her sanity. When...

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