People of the Earth

People of the Earth

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"Thousands of years ago, small hunting bands crossed the fragile land bridge linking the Eurasian continent to the Americas and discovered a land untouched by humankind. Over the centuries that followed, their descendents spread throughout this land. 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 this magnificent, multi-volume saga." Set five thousand years ago and ranging through what is now Montana, Wyoming, northern Colorado, and Utah, "People of the Earth" follows the migration of the Uto-Aztecan people south out of Canada. It is the unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two peoples and two dreams, of the two men who love her and the third who must have her, and of the vision given to the peoples long ago by the spirit of the wolf.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 587 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 30.48mm | 204.12g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special
  • 2 Maps
  • 0765364441
  • 9780765364449
  • 317,696

About W Michael Gear

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.
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"An impressive novel, obviously written with love and care. Informative, but highly entertaining." --John Jakes
"Magnificent; a smooth blend of superb archaeology and wonderful story!" --Andrew M. Greeley
"A novel of suspense as well as a book to give you joy--and goosebumps....Knowledge illuminates even the smallest background detail yet never gets in the way of a great adventure tale, throbbing with life and death....
"The Gears show us an entire people shaped by spiritual values and thoroughly developed belief system. For this reason, as well as the fascination of their irresistible cast of characters, "People of the Earth" is the most convincing reconstruction of prehistory I have yet read.
"I shall read it again. It is a book to enjoy more than once." --Morgan Llywelyn
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3,721 ratings
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4 34% (1,265)
3 21% (781)
2 3% (113)
1 1% (27)
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