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People of the Fire

by Kathleen O'neal Gear, Kathleen O'neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

December 15, 1991 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Seven thousand years ago, major climactic change was ushering in a 3,500 year drought. For a small band of pioneers in what is now Wyoming and the Montana Mountains, it was a time of fire. As they struggled valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior united to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is another compelling novel in the majestic North America's Forgotten Past series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.68 × 4.26 × 1.23 in

Published: December 15, 1991

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812521501

ISBN - 13: 9780812521504

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People of the Fire

by Kathleen O'neal Gear, Kathleen O'neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.68 × 4.26 × 1.23 in

Published: December 15, 1991

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812521501

ISBN - 13: 9780812521504

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People of the FireBOOK ONEThe Harrowing of the Child"To Power, time means nothing. Everything belongs to the Spiral--be it the path of the universe, the rotation of the Starweb. itself, or the path of Father Sun across the sky."And where does Power come from? Like the storms, it comes from earth, and sky, and water, and the Power of Father Sun, and the Wise One Above--the Creator. Of all the sources of Power we know, the Wolf Bundle is most Powerful on earth. Once, back when First Man--the Wolf Dreamer--led the People from the First World to this one, the Wolf Bundle was made. Born of a Dream, it suckled itself from the minds of the People. Because the People believed in it, it grew in strength ... warmed by as many hands as held it so reverently ... powered by the spirit breathed into it from a thousand lungs; it is our soul, our Power as humans."The People carried it protected in the sacred wolf hide. They guarded it from rain and snow and dust. Men and women were born under its Power ... or died with it in their arms. Sometimes it soaked up the blood of those who died to protect it from desecration or sacrilege. Part of their souls joined with the Wolf Bundle, as did the spirit of the rocks and trees and animals and the People themselves. Nothing on earth is more sacred than the Wolf Bundle. It's the Power ... the Dream that gives the Peoples life."That's what brought me to you. The Power of the Wolf Bundle. I don't know why. I don't know how. But the Circles are turning
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Seven thousand years ago, major climactic change was ushering in a 3,500 year drought. For a small band of pioneers in what is now Wyoming and the Montana Mountains, it was a time of fire. As they struggled valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior united to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is another compelling novel in the majestic North America's Forgotten Past series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

About the Author

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 Morning Star, People of the Songtrail, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.

From Our Editors

A heroic young dreamer and a woman warrior lead a small band of Native American pioneers to keep their ancestors' dreams alive.

Editorial Reviews

Full-bodied. Steeped in native American lore, culture and mysticism. The narrative is finely detailed and each of the major figures becomes individualized; readers will feel their tragedies and their triumphs.