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People of the Masks is Book Ten of the North America's Forgotten Past series. Considered to be a seer and a powerful child, Rumbler is born into the Turtle Clan

People of the Masks is Book Ten of the North America's Forgotten Past series. Considered to be a seer and a powerful child, Rumbler is born into the Turtle Clan. Known as the False Face Child he is rumored to be the son of a wood spirit. This is a stunning exploration of the challenging environments and the cultural beliefs of these early Iroquois. Along with the methods they use to carry on, this novel illustrates the skills necessary to battle weather, wild animals, and hunger. I couldn’t put this book down as I followed the lives of the characters, fearing for their well being and cheering their successes.

People Of The Fire (The First North Americans Series, Book 2)Paperback. Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the . Department of the Interior. Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. People of the River (First North Americans)Hardcover. 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.

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska .

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the .

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear (1954) is an award-winning American writer. She was born in Tulare, California, and graduated with a . from California State University, Bakersfield, then went on to do graduate work in archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. from California State University, Chico, and conducted P. studies in American Indian history at the University of California, Los Angeles

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for . She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award foroutstanding managementof our nation's cultural heritage. 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. Country of Publication.

I know the First North Americans books claim to be a series, but they're all standalone books placed in different time periods, with different tribes and obviously different characters. This was the first of the 4 or so that I've read, and hands down the best. This was the first of the 4 or so that I've read, and hands down the best

This book is also about how the people have become so many, they have split into many clans.

This book is also about how the people have become so many, they have split into many clans. The same thing sort of happens as in the first book. They are being followed by clans being followed and on and on. What I don't like is that it's never explained exactly WHAT is making the very first clan push south that is in turn making all the other clans push south. All in all it's a rich book.

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 talisman, the child has inhuman eyes--black mirrors, ageless and deep--and all fear him.

All but Jumping Badger, the most powerful war leader of the Bear People. He destroys an entire village to take the boy to use as a spiritual weapon. But his triumph is short-lived. The Bear People suffer terrible visions and hear the voices of the spirits. Strange ailments and mysterious deaths take them one by one.

Though he is a seer, False Face Child is also a sad and lonely young boy named Rumbler. Twelve-year-old Wren befriends him and together they escape across the winter landscape of New York and Ontario with Jumping Badger close behind. He now fears the boy's power and seeks to kill him. Their only hope is to stay alive long enough to find Rumbler's legendary father, known only as The Disowned.

An epic journey, People of the Masks is another riveting volume in New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten Past series.


Comments: (7)

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I have been a fan of this series by the Gear’s since the very first book, “People of the Wolf”. Their ability to blend the archaeological history of the cultures with fictional plots makes their books compelling. “People of the Masks” is no exception.
Beginning with the present day, a team of archaeologists have unearthed a long buried Iroquois site. Living in the northeastern United States and into southeastern Canada, the Iroquois have a rich and fascinating history. “People of the Masks” is Book Ten of the North America's Forgotten Past series.
Considered to be a seer and a powerful child, Rumbler is born into the Turtle Clan. Known as the False Face Child he is rumored to be the son of a wood spirit. He is a nine year old dwarf child who is the size of a four year old. In an effort to obtain his power, Jumping Badger of the Bear Clan mounts a party that destroys the boy’s village and kidnaps him. However things begin to go wrong almost immediately. Upon returning to their own village Jumping Badger and his war party begin to experience deaths. Eventually the clan matrons and villagers decide the False Face Child must die. However Wren, an orphan girl who lives with her relatives, develops a soft spot for the small child. In an effort to protect him she hatches a plan that will take them on a dangerous journey which could end in death for both of them. Meanwhile Rumbler’s village may have been destroyed but two of his relatives from another clan are determined to save him from execution by the Bear Clan.
The characters and their intense experiences, their determination to survive and do the right thing, are key to the story. Even when pursued by a madman and his frightened but cowardly war party, they struggle against the odds.
This is a stunning exploration of the challenging environments and the cultural beliefs of these early Iroquois. Along with the methods they use to carry on, this novel illustrates the skills necessary to battle weather, wild animals, and hunger.
I couldn’t put this book down as I followed the lives of the characters, fearing for their well being and cheering their successes. It’s a beautiful if somewhat painful story of strength and love set against the vivid landscape of the northeast.
Hanad
I can think of no better word to describe this book than outstanding. The two main characters are Little Wren and Rumble; also known as the False Face Child, dwarf. They are children chosen by Power. The central theme that runs through this series is Power. The books return to this theme in every novel. Two other characters, Swallow and Dust are also effected by Power, in their own way. You will find no spoilers in my reviews.

The fact that the way of government of the Iroquois had such a big influence on so many of the founders of our current type of government is taught in so few government classes in school is a real shame. American History was my minor in college and I had exactly one Professor who even mentioned it. Read up on it on your own if you are interested. Any Liberian can point the way.

As always the writing and research is impeccable. The characters are interesting and the soy well told. Plenty of adventure and excitement for everyone. The country described is breathtaking and lush. The descriptions of the winter climate will chill you in August in the Arizons desert.

Rerecommend for all ages.
Kerdana
. . . unfolds around a tale of superstition, ambition, jealousy, and madness at the center, with evidence, cooperation, love, and reason intertwined. Set in prehistoric eastern North America sometime before the European invasions, several narrators each tell their parallel story as the action moves from the wholesale slaughter of tribal warfare toward former enemies’ peacemaking in the interest of survival and prosperity. Characters are well-developed, each with a history, clear motives, occasional human confusions, as well as their two souls. Summaries of archeo-anthropological information are clear, but could be more fully integrated into the story. A Prologue connects modern days to the time and place of the story, and the personalities found here foreshadow personalities and relationships in the prehistoric novel and further identify the story setting. The fate of the False-Face Child and Little Wren become entangled to the eventual benefit of all.
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I got this through a book bargain site. I was surprised to see it there. It was a good read, better than some of their earlier books but the Gears are getting repetitious and descriptive language predictable. Everyone has a "wealth of black hair" and it states this over and over. Everyone and everything "ghosts" around. Women are lithe and muscular and men are tall and have broad shoulders.

The storyline itself was fascinating: a possible "explanation" for why different "architecture" styles were found together. I do always like their initial current-day set up and transitions to the story.
Ginaun
These authors are brilliant. It is best to read this series beginning with The People of the Wolf about the first people to come through a tunnel from the other side of the glacier and begin the history in the People of the Sea and the People of the Rivers and other different Native American tribes. This series is historical fiction, based on archaeological digs. Anyone interested in this history would love these books where the authors give life to the characters.
Quphagie
This series, written by a husband/wife team of experts on North American pre-history, cover different groups of the peoples as they migrated into the continent. While there is some chronology that connects the stories, they are not strictly a continuation of the story of the same group of people. Set over different parts of the North American continent, the writers construct many different and plausible societal groups that are very well developed and interesting. I got the first five for my birthday, and ordered all the rest together!
People of the Masks (The First North Americans, Book 10) download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear
ISBN: 0812515617
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (June 15, 1999)