People of the Silence

People of the Silence

by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
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People of the Silence by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

At its pinnacle in A.D. 1150 the Anasazi empire of the Southwest would see no equal in North America for almost eight hundred years. Yet even at this cultural zenith, the Anasazi held the seeds of their own destruction deep within themselves....

On his deathbed, the Great Sun Chief learns a secret, a shame so vile to him that even at the brink of eternity he cannot let it pass: In a village far to the north is a fifteen-summers-old girl who must be found. Though he knows neither her name nor her face, the Great Sun decrees that the girl must at all costs be killed.

Fleeing for her life as her village lies in ruins, young Cornsilk is befriended by Poor Singer, a curious youth seeking to touch the soul of the Katchinas. Together, they undertake the perilous task of staying alive long enough to discover her true identity. But time is running out for them all—a desperate killer stalks them, one who is willing to destroy the entire Anasazi world to get to her.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring the stories of these first North Americans to life in People of the Silence and other volumes in the magnicent North America's Forgotten Past series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812515596
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 09/15/1997
Series: North America's Forgotten Past Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 6.69(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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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whoknewJW More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've ever read, its absolutely entrancing and extremely informative. I will definitely be reading the rest of the "People Of" books by these authors.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great in so many ways. The storyline was excellent first of all, the plot intriguing till the final page. But outside of that, there was a LOT of underlying spiritual meaning tied into this book. I got goosebumps when I realized what the narratives at the beginning of each day really were and what they meant. This is one of my very favorite novels now, and I can't wait to read another in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when I was sixteen. I read it in one night, and have read it many times since. It's written very well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
as with all the other books in this series I would give them all a 10 star rating if possible.I'm a 1/4 native american and this has increased my intrest in that part of my heritage.Hope there are more books coming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These are the best books I have bought. I enjoy them alot. Just came by to restock some books that I had read and broke. Thanks
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a mystery, adventure, history and a very suspensful book all put together. It is really cool how all of the characters come together in the climax. You don't know who's gonna survive and who's gonna get killed off!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that I found to be very interesting. I have read it 10 times now!