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Forgotten People of North America


Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2012.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white with over 200 illustrations. For ages 10 to adult. Published by Houghton Mifflin.


The Artists Featured in the Book


This book could not have been written without the help and cooperation of three very talented artists:


Amanda Danning

Amanda Danning working on the reconstruction of C. Barange, a stranded French sailor

Amanda's reconstructions are featured in:

Chapter 4 (the sailor from La Salle's last expedition

Chapter 7 (the Mexican soldier from the Battle of San Jacinto)

and Chapter 9 (the buffalo soldiers from Fort Craig, New Mexico)



Sharon Long

Sharon Long working on the reconstruction of Spirit Cave Man

Sharon's reconstructions are featured in:

Chapters 1 and 2 (Spirit Cave Man)

and Chapter 3 (the Monacan Indians).



Gay Malin

  Gay Malin working on a new reconstruction of a woman whose skull was found in a historic house in Coeymans, NY

Gay's reconstructions are featured in

Chapter 5 (Pearl from Colonial Albany)

Chapter 6 (the Schuyler Flatts slave cemetery)

and Chapter 8 (the people from the Albany almshouse).