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

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

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

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466817821
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Series: North America's Forgotten Past Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 177,883
File size: 2 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 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.


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.
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.

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People of the River 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything, suspense, romance, action, and mystery. Everyone will like this book. Try it!!!!!
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Well, it was good but not great. For some reason, I just could not get into this story. I did like most of the characters but found the storyline to be a bit confusing at times. The incest was disturbing. Tharon in general was disturbing. Overall, I still liked it, just not as much as the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was great, just what I've come to expect from the Gears. But I have to say, the person whose job it was to proofread did one crappy job. However, still a great read but I would find another proofreader, that's for certain!
AJae More than 1 year ago
Lovely book about the fictional 'first people' of America. The political and actual living conditions rang true as people everywhere are pretty much the same. I enjoyed this book.
MKMar More than 1 year ago
This is a good read. I used to enjoy the first few books of Jean Auel. This is similar and is quite good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 17 of these North Americans Forgotten Past books. Needless to say, they must be pretty good to collect almost the entire series. The characterizations, descriptions of culture and religion, geography, everyday life - all are excellent. I actually would have to pull myself back out of my mental state after immersing myself in the books.
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People of the River By W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear Review This is a wonderful tale of interest built from the remains found in an archeology dig Mississippians, who, between 700 A.D. and 1500 A.D., Cahokia people are in crisis, and starving and not able to pay their chief. A new dreamer comes to help change the world for the better. The starvation and war has made the world close to the brink of death, Mother Earth has closed the door to the rain. The first woman has closed the portal to the world of dreams, dreamers are unable to reach the land of the dead and talk to their answers. Over a decade ago Nightshade was kidnapped by Beavertail on the advice of Old Mormont, who dreamed she would lead to a new way. Old Mormont has only seen part of the dream. Nightshade has been band from Cahokia. Tharon is a man who is known as the Sun Chief of the sun people of Cahokia. The elite of the people of the mounds, has been up to something evil. His behavior has caused the drought, the last straw in the evil of men who do not keep the balance of the spiral. Theron is collecting all the power objects from the Cahokia Empire, sending Bagertail to raid and destroy all those who oppose him. Bagertail reluctantly does as his Chief demands, and loses his brother on a deadly raid. Lost in his grief, Bagertail finds solace in his closest friend Locast. She is his female cousin and a strong warrior. Locust is married to the Berache Primrose, third in line of the leadership of his clan. Locust is a young girl of 10 who has the touch of a dreamer. Meadow Vole her mother is the keeper of the Stone Wolf, which used to be part of the wolf bundle and connected to power. Meadow Vole is frightened and unable to dream. Wanderer Locast father, although she does not know it, decides it’s time to teacher her to dream. He led her to her spirit helper, Bird- Man (Raven hunter) the dark hero twin. Can Nightshade find the path to the world of the dead? Can someone reach the first woman and talk to her and change her mind, and save humanity. People of the river are a dynamic story with many exciting adventures, battles, and power challenges.