People of the Fire: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

People of the Fire: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
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People of the Fire: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

It is a time of fire. A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land. Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America's first peoples.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466817913
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: North America's Forgotten Past Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 144,147
File size: 1 MB

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 Longhouse, The Dawn Country, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.


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. With her husband, W. Michael Gear, she is the co-author of many books, including the North America’s Forgotten Past series (People of the Longhouse, The Dawn Country, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. She and her husband live in Thermopolis, WY.
W. Michael Gear, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. With his wife, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, he has written the international and USA Today bestselling First North Americans Series and Anasazi Mystery Series.

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People of the Fire 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Currahee_2506 More than 1 year ago
Having read four of their books in this series, I find that all that changes from book to book is the location and the characters names. The story lines/plots are all virtually the same. With the changes in venues however, there are occasionally some really good historical facts with regard to the people and locations. Overall? Interesting yes. Engrossing no. I do get a kick out of all of their book covers though. Tall, svelt caucasions portraying peoples of asiatic descent. Hmmm. The art work puts one in mind of the romance novels in your local supermarket.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very hard to put down! The plot and story line catch the attention of any reader with unquenchable thirst.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! Its mythological content is not something I normally read, but this book felt like these stories had come to life. I love the original names (like Heavy Beaver) and the historically accurate story . This book really showed me another aspect of Native American culture.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
People of the Fire (North America's Forgotten Past, #2) Gear, W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'neal  The world is dying. In drought and over hunting the animals are disappearing. The people are starving. The wolf bundle the legacy of first Man has weakened, all it power and prestige has been drawn out. In a gamble First Man and the wolf bundle being a quest to renew the wolf bundle and find a path to save the world. Clear water is a dreamer, who is given a vision she does not like. But she follows the path that power asked her. Unfortunately life was not easy for her. She left her people only to die tragically leaving her young infant son, and her old friend. The Berdache, Two Smokes finds a place with the Short Buffalo People. He lives through torture and pain, as they do not revere his place of power. Hungry Beaver is rising in power with his imagined dream, and his corrupted vision of the people. Blood bear, husband of Clear Water and father of her child, has promised power to get the Wolf Bundle back, but he does not believe in power. And he continues his miss use of power, and continues to weaken the Wolf Bundle. The draught continues and war is on the land. Will the gamble of power work out. Will a new Dreamer emerge in this land of fire, and dance a new way to the spiral of the world. Character List: People of the Fire (climate change) dreamer: Little Dancer (birth name) Fire Dancer given byhis power quest. Wolfdreamer/ the Sun man (given name) WhiteCalf: old dreamer teaches the dreamer, she does notunderstand all the dreams. TwoSmokes: berdache (woman trapped in a man’s body) Makes apromise on the wolfbundle to protect and raise Little Dreamer. HeavyBeaver: False dreamer deluded that he can make updreams and forces the people to his ideals. ElkCharm: The love-interest of Little Dancer, mother of hischildren BloodBear: Father of Little dancer, husband of Clear water,holder of the wolf bundle, Tanager: An independent-minded Red Hand warrior-woman, thenew leader of the Red Hand as she brings the people back together and gives thepeople hope. Power object: wolf bundle (has to be revived)"contents, A large bear claw with abit of snow-white fur attached. a pieceof carved ivory bearing the effigy of amonster. a large stone dart point of aworkmanship.. the point long and lancelet, fluted at the base- amonster-hunter's point. A raven's head wound in sweet grass.... A seashell..... a string of wolf's teeth on a cracked and stiff thong .... and thebag sewn of a wolf pelt with the design copied from the original."