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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.

  • Star Path
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    • Star Path

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • The fourth novel in the Cahokian story cycle, Star Path is an evocative tale about America’s greatest pre-Columbian city by New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael...

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  • Moon Hunt
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    • Moon Hunt

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • Moon Hunt is the third epic tale in the Morning Star series by New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. Against the intricate majesty that was...

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  • Sun Born
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    • Sun Born

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • An old enemy has returned to Cahokia with vengeance in his heart. Will the empire’s living god choose to save his city?

      A thousand years ago, the mighty Cahokian civilization dominated the...

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  • People of the Songtrail
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    • People of the Songtrail

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear comes an epic story of the first contact between Native Americans and Vikings.

      On...

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  • People of the Morning Star
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    • 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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  • The Dead Man's Doll
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    • The Dead Man's Doll

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • To free a tortured ghost, a shaman will enter enemy land in the dead of winter. What he discovers is a world of magic unimaginable...

      At the Publisher's request, this title is being...

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  • Copper Falcon
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    • Copper Falcon

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • Almost a thousand years ago, the North American continent was dominated by the great civilization known as Cahokia, which ruled a wide swath of land from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Cahokian...

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  • Novels of North America's Forgotten Past
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    • Novels of North America's Forgotten Past

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • Six enthralling novels of North America's Forgotten Past by USA Today and New York Times bestselling novelists. W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear are award-winning archaeologists...

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  • People of the Black Sun
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    • People of the Black Sun

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • A novel of North America's Forgotten Past


      The epic tale that began in The People of the Longhouse draws to a close in People of the Black Sun, the final installation...

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  • The Broken Land
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    • The Broken Land

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael 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 locked in bitter warfare....

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    • 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 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and...

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  • People of the Longhouse
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    • People of the Longhouse

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • Six hundred years ago in what would become the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, five Iroquois tribes were locked in bitter warfare. From the ashes of violence, a great Peacemaker...

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  • People of the Masks
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    • 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 spirit. A living...

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  • People of the Mist
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    • People of the Mist

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • With People of the Mist, bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear take us to the Chesapeake Bay of six hundred years ago, when the unprovoked and brutal murder of a young...

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  • People of the River
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    • People of the River

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal 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 Sea
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    • People of the Sea

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • Twelve thousand years ago, the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada were melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons and creating the rich land that would become California. The coastal people struggle...

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  • People of the Raven
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    • People of the Raven

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • In People of the Raven, award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear spin a vivid and captivating...

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  • People of the Fire
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    • 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, a heroic...

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  • People of the Wolf
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    • People of the Wolf

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • A sweeping epic of prehistory, People of the Wolf is another compelling novel in the majestic North America's Forgotten Past series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling...

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  • People of the Earth
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    • People of the Earth

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • 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...

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  • People of the Thunder
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    • People of the Thunder

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • The remarkable conclusion to the saga that began in People of the Weeping Eye.

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    • People of the Weeping Eye

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal 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 headed home, called...

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  • People of the Nightland
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    • People of the Nightland

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear continue the story of North America's Forgotten Past in People of the Nightland, a sweeping...

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  • People of the Moon
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    • People of the Moon

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • The moon had reached its maximum three times since the Chacoans conquered the First Moon People. The Chaco matrons had built their Great House high atop First Moon Mountain, and their warriors stalked...

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  • People of the Owl
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    • People of the Owl

    • North America's Forgotten Past
      Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
      Tor/Forge

    • New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear are famous for writing novels about prehistoric America that are fast-paced, steeped in cultural...

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  • People of the Silence
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    • 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 of...

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  • People of the Lightning
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    • 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 into ancient Florida, to a village of fisher folk who must face their deepest fear: Pondwander, the White Lightning Boy, the first of his kind to be born in...

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  • People of the Lakes
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    • 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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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.

W. Michael Gear

W. Michael Gear, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. With his wife, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, he has written the international and USA Today bestselling North America's Forgotten Past Series (including People of the Songtrail, People of the Morning Star, Sun Born, Moon Hunt, among others); and Anasazi Mystery Series.

Jeff Corney

Kathleen 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. With her husband, W. Michael Gear, she is the co-author of many books, including the North America’s Forgotten Past series (People of the Songtrail, People of the Morning Star, Sun Born, Moon Hunt, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. She and her husband live in Thermopolis, WY.

W. Michael Gear