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The Welsh Bookworm

The Welsh Bookworm is a librarian living and working in rural Minnesota. She is a past-president of the St. David’s Society of Minnesota, leads the Welsh folk-dance group Traed Y Ddraig, and teaches Welsh language classes. Her Welsh Bookworm column was featured occasionally in the newspaper Y Drych, now part of Ninnau. Laurel works for the Carver County Public Libraries in Waconia and Norwood Young America, loves reading, music, dance, languages, genealogy, gardening, and bird watching. Laurel reads historical fiction, mysteries, sci fi/fantasy, medieval and British history, Arthurian fiction, classics, and of course, anything connected to Wales. Follow my blog at http://welshbookworm.wordpress.com

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Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
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The Buffalo People: Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains

Buffalo People - Liz Bryan Product Description from Amazon.com
The Native people of the Canadian prairies have been living on the land for at least 12,000 years, finding sustainable lifestyles from the grasslands and the aspen parklands. Our knowledge of these people is limited: they had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before the arrival of Europeans, they had no guns, no horses, and no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence—little bits of stone, bone, and pottery, refuse heaps and firepits, ancients villages and burial sites, fingerprints, and prehistoric blood.

Liz Bryan takes the clues from decades of archaeological research and presents an immensely entertaining and informative account of these ancient people. In a writing style that is non-scientific yet based on all the scientific evidence, Bryan explains where the people might have come from, how they got on with their lives, and how they faded out of existence and memory.