People of the River

People of the River

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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." In 1100 C.E., master astronomers, merchants, and engineers walked the halls of Mound Builder cities. From their multi-story palaces in the central Mississippi Valley, they governed a civilization that spread across all of eastern North America. Then climate change shook the civilization to its roots, and a mad God-King arose. The People's only hope of survival rested in a rogue war chief who had betrayed his own people and a young girl who was learning to dream of Power....
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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Special ed.
  • 0765364492
  • 9780765364494
  • 732,468

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"A story we can't afford to ignore."--"The Washington Post"
"Absorbing...Fact-paced and engrossing, [with a] ring of authenticity as well."--"Publishers Weekly"
"A tightly woven tale...[with] authentic Native American history."--"ALA Booklist"
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