William Wayne Red Hat, Jr., served two tours in Vietnam as a member of the Marine Corps, earning a Purple Heart and numerous other awards and medals. After working for various aircraft companies in Wichita, Kansas, Red Hat aided his grandfather Edward Red Hat in his duties as Keeper of the Arrows. In 1993, Red Hat himself became Arrow Keeper. He now lives with his wife, Nellie, and their extended family near Longdale, Oklahoma.
Sibylle M. Schlesier holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Mexico and has taught German and English at UNM and Native American Literature at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Currently she teaches German at Albuquerque Academy, a private secondary school. She has written articles for several Austrian and German publications.