People of the River

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Macmillan, May 15, 1993 - Fiction - 544 pages
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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.

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User Review  - bicyclewriter - LibraryThing

I would have given this more stars, but for the poor editing. Seems like about once on every page there was a typo or some other correction that the editor missed. I know this shouldn't detract that ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarysGirl - LibraryThing

I had high hopes for this one and they were not met, which is why I gave it a 2.5 stars. I grew up close to the Ohio mounds and looked forward to this story about the Mississippi people who built them ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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