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One Thousand White Women - 18 May and 19 May, 21 May and 22 May 1875 Summary & Analysis

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18 May and 19 May, 21 May and 22 May 1875 Summary

The Indians are respectful of the white women's humorous ways. Formerly mute, Sara now actually speaks with her fiancée in Cheyenne. Martha, or Falls Down Woman, wears high-heeled city shoes. Leaping over smoldering fires hoping to get her name changed, Martha falls into a fire pit, earning her two new names of "Falls Down in Fire Woman" and "Ash Faced Woman." May notes that Indian children are well-behaved, and Indian babies instinctively protect themselves with silence. The Indians' spoken language is a complex mixture of sounds, but some speak limited English with a bit of French. May realizes there is no vocabulary to describe her life, such as the mingled odors in the tent.

May notes she has now outdone herself in her ability to shock her family. To prepare for the...

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