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People of the Lakes by Kathleen O'Neal Gear
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One of the two best in the series, and probably the most beautifully written. While I like most of the books in this series for the story alone I find that I love this one as much for the powerful writing style and notably enchanting passages as for the plot/characters. Long journeys make my heart soar. ( )
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In memory of George H. Davis, August 21, 1921 to October 21 1992. He loved elk, horses, high country, and above all, family and friends. George, we hope they have a crackling warm fire, a jar of jalapenos, a plate of backstrap, and a strong cup of coffee ready when you get there. We miss you.....And this one's for you.
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State park Supervisor William L. Jaffman clutched his hands behind his back and inhaled a deep breath of the fresh, stormscented wind as he walked the nature path that led around the northeast end of the park, opposite the earthwork called 'The Circle'.
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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 her people of this curse. Along with her companions: Otter, a trader; Pearl, a runaway; and Green Spider, either prophet or madman, she braves the stormy waters of the lakes to reach the majestic waterfall known as Roaring Water. She is determined to banish the mask forever to a watery grave.

But vengeful clan members are close on her heels, and they have a similar fate planned for her.

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Otter, a Mississippi Valley trader, undertakes a perilous journey to lead the Mound Builders to prosperity, while Star Shell, a chief's daughter, accompanies him toward Niagara Falls to destroy an evil totemic mask.

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