North America's Forgotten Past

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.

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People of the Morning Star
People of the Morning Star

North America's Forgotten Past

W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Tor/Forge

Bestselling authors and archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome

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People of the Black Sun
People of the Black Sun

North America's Forgotten Past

W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Tor/Forge

Dekanawida has become known as “The Sky Messenger,” a prophet of immense power, and Hiawento is his Speaker. Thousands now believe in the Great Law of Peace and have joined...

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The Broken Land
The Broken Land

North America's Forgotten Past

W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Tor/Forge

A novel of North America’s Forgotten Past Twelve summers after the events of The People of the Longhouse and The Dawn Country, the Iroquois nations remain...

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The Dawn Country
The Dawn Country

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

The epic tale that began in People of the Longhouse continues in this second book of the thrilling new Iroquois quartet by bestselling authors and archaeologists Kathleen...

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People of the Longhouse
People of the Longhouse

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

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...

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People of the Masks
People of the Masks

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

As the prophets have foretold, a child of power has been born unto the Turtle People of the Iroquois Nation. The Elders call him False Face Child, for he is the son of a powerful forest...

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People of the Mist
People of the Mist

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

With People of the Mist, the Gears take us to the Chesapeake Bay of six hundred years ago, when the unprovoked and brutal murder of a young woman on the eve of her wedding threatens to turn...

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People of the Sea
People of the Sea

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

The glaciers of the Sierra Nevada are melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons, creating the rich land that will become California. The coastal people struggle to understand the changing...

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People of the Raven
People of the Raven

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

Award-winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear spin a vivid and captivating tale around one of the most controversial archaeological discoveries in the world, the Kennewick Man---a Caucasoid...

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People of the River
People of the River

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

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,...

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People of the Fire
People of the Fire

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

It is a time of fire. A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land. Driven by the promise of an awesome vision,...

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People of the Wolf
People of the Wolf

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

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...

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People of the Earth
People of the Earth

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

A sweeping epic of prehistory, People of the Earth brings the true story of the ancestors of today's Native American peoples to life in an unforgettable saga of hardship and passion, of...

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People of the Thunder
People of the Thunder

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

By 1300 AD, the Sky Hand people had crushed and enslaved the Albaamaha people and built their high-walled capital, Split Sky City, to dominate towns up and down the Black Warrior River. But a violent...

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People of the Weeping Eye
People of the Weeping Eye

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

People called Old White the "Seeker," a man never long with any people or place. For years he had wandered, leaving a trail of war, wonder, and broken love in his wake. Now he is...

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People of the Nightland
People of the Nightland

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

It has been a thousand years since Wolf Dreamer lead his people up through the dark hole in the ice to a rich, untouched continent bursting with game. But the world has changed. Most of the...

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People of the Moon
People of the Moon

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

They were called the Chaco Anasazi. They built thirty-foot-wide roads that crossed miles of mountains and mesas and constructed five story buildings which had more than 800 rooms. Their priests...

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People of the Owl
People of the Owl

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

Michael and Kathleen Gear, bestselling authors and award winning archaeologists are famous for writing novels about prehistoric America that are fast-paced, steeped in cultural detail, and smart....

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People of the Silence
People of the Silence

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

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...

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People of the Lightning
People of the Lightning

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

People of the Lightning takes us to ancient Florida, to a village of fisher folk who must face their deepest fear: Pondwader, now a lanky boy of fifteen summers. He is the White Lightning...

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People of the Lakes
People of the Lakes

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor/Forge

Clan fighting over a powerful totemic mask has brought the Mound Builder people of the Great Lakes region to the edge of destruction. It is up to Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, to rid...

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  • People of the Morning Star & Cahokia

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear talk about Cahokia and their new novel, People of the Morning Star.

  • The Gears discuss their book, People of the Nightland

    Author interview with W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear on People of the Nightland, the fourteenth novel in the North America's Forgotten Past series.

  • The Gears discuss their book, People of the Thunder

    Author interview with W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear on People of the Thunder, the sixteenth novel in the North America's Forgotten Past series.

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