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Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO  80206
Twenty years after Colorado’s Jim Fergus published the award-winning One Thousand White Women, a novel based on the Grant administration’s actual Brides for Indians program, which proposed taming the West by marrying off the country’s excess white women to tribal members, Fergus is releasing a sequel, The Vengeance of Mothers. Booklist calls it “a history lesson infused with both sadness against the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, Fergus will be at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, for a reading from the journals of Margaret Kelly and Molly McGill, and to sign and discuss his new book (turns out it’s the second in what will be a trilogy). Admission is free, find out more at


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