People of the Longhouse

North America's Forgotten Past (Volume 17)

Michael W. Gear and Kathlean O'Neal Gear

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Born in a time of violent upheaval, young Odion and his little sister, Tutelo, live in fear that one day Yellowtail Village will be attacked. When that day comes and Odion and Tutelo are marched away as slaves, Odion's only hope is that his parents are tracking them, coming to rescue them.

They are. But War Chief Koracoo and Deputy Gonda think they are tracking an ordinary war party herding captive women and children to an enemy village. Instead, they are following close on the heels of legendary evil, an old witch-woman named Gannajero, who captures children for her own purposes….

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People of the Longhouse
OneThe call still echoed from the depths of the trees.It made Sky Messenger push onward, down the leaf-strewn trail and into the dark filigree of shadows where glinting eyes watched him from the branches. Night was falling. Soon the owls would lift into the air and vanish like smoke on a windy day, but for now their gazes fixed on the strange old man with the limp.He cocked his head, listening. The call was growing fainter. Sky Messenger propped his walking stick and continued on down the trail.He'd first heard the Voice when he'd seen eleven summers.

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"The Gears, husband-and-wife archaeologists turned bestselling authors, continue their superbly researched and rendered North America's Forgotten Past series. This novel is as good a place as any of its predecessors to jump in and begin enjoying the authors' talents."--Booklist on People of the Thunder
 
"This is a terrific tale."--Publishers Weekly on People of the Thunder

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Michael W. Gear and Kathlean O'Neal 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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People of the Longhouse
Michael W. Gear and Kathlean O'Neal Gear

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466815575
ISBN10: 1466815574
416 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765359797
ISBN10: 0765359790
416 pages
$7.99
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