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Encyclopedia associated with Great Plains

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Encyclopedia associated with Great Plains

David J. Wishart, Editor

MAIL-ORDER BRIDES

The expression «mail-order bride» indicates.

Among Plains Indians, sight-unseen wedding ended up being usually arranged with the aid of a m >bride price,» meant to compensate your ex family members for the impending lack of her work. But marriage that is intercultural unusual. A prominent Cheyenne chief requested of the U.S. Army the gift of 100 white women as brides, but the army refused in 1854, at a peace conference at Fort Laramie. Russian immigrants brought with them the tradition of koopla, whereby marriage agents had been compensated a charge to pair guys with prospective partners through the Old nation. Similarly, japanese and chinese obtained «picture brides» from their homelands, ladies who that they had arrived at understand only through grainy photographs. In accordance with historian Glenda Riley, Asian ladies entered such relationships as a result of parental stress, to flee poverty, or even conceal a reputation that is sullied.
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