People of the River: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past (Mass Market Paperbound)

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

By W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Tor Books, 9780812507430, 544pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1993

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Description

"People of the River" is a gripping new saga of pre-historic America that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe known as the Mound builders. It is a time of troubles. In Cahokia, the corn crop is failing again and a warchief and the warrior woman he may never possess are disgusted by their Chief's lust for tribute. Now even the gods have turned their faces, closing the underworld to the seers. If the gods have abandoned the people, there is no hope unless it comes in the form of a young girl who is learning to Dream of Power.

A masterful story of North America's Forgotten Past by "New York Times "and "USA Today "bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.



About the Author

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award for ""outstanding management"" of our nation's cultural heritage. W. Michael Gear holds a master's degree in archaeology and has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. Together they have written the North America's Forgotten Past series (People of the Morning Star, People of the Songtrail, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.


Praise For People of the River: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

"A story we can't afford to ignore."--The Washington Post

"Absorbing...Fact-paced and engrossing, [with a] ring of authenticity as well."--Publishers Weekly

"A tightly woven tale...[with] authentic Native American history."--ALA Booklist

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