Cover of: People of the Fire | Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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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 young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

Little Dancer - The young dreamer whose awesome powers would change the course of history.

White Calf - The ancient medicine woman who taught Little Dancer how to harness his dreams.

Elk Charm - The beautiful maiden who won Little Dancer's heart, but feared she would lose him to his destiny.

Heavy Beaver - The false dreamer who brutalized his people in his unquenchable thirst for power.

Two Smokes - The outcast tormented by forbidden love; his gentleness concealed an inner strength.

Tanager - The young woman warrior whose courage defended a dreamer's vision.

People of the Fire is a story about the transition of Native American culture from Paleo-Indian to Archaic, as a result of sudden climactic warming, in the High Plains and Western Rockies region. A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America's first peoples.

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