People of the Lakes (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Tor Books, 9780812507478, 816pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1995

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Description

Clan fighting over a powerful totemic mask has brought the Mound Builder people of the Great Lakes region to the edge of destruction. It is up to Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, to rid her people of this curse. Along with her companions: Otter, a trader; Pearl, a runaway; and Green Spider, either prophet or madman, she braves the stormy waters of the lakes to reach the majestic waterfall known as Roaring Water. She is determined to banish the mask forever to a watery grave.

But vengeful clan members are close on her heels, and "they" have a similar fate planned for "her."

Set in what will become Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan, "People of the Lakes "is another spell-binding epic in "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestelling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten past saga.



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.
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