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One Thousand White Women - Study Guide 8 August, 9 August and 11 August 1875 Summary & Analysis

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The Cheyenne warriors arrive and kill all the abductors, and the women are safe again with their own people. May feels a bit sorry because some of the abductors were little more than boys, but sees it as the darkest twenty-four hours of their lives. Little Wolf led the charge against the Crows and seemed to May like a God of vengeance, a fearless animal without mercy, her knight in shining armor.

Phemie was one of the rescuers, and must have horrified the Crows. Even No Brains had come along dressed for battle, although May thinks he hung back until it was time to count the dead. Gretchen finds her husband leading his horse, holding up a bloody scalp. The women watched the killing and scalping in a dreamlike state. All are savages now, taking pleasure in the deaths and mutilation...

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