I Tell You Now: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers was first published in 1987 and is reprinted here as a new edition with biographical notes and an updated introduction. Each of the eighteen writers comes from various age groups and Nations. Many essays include poems to make their points about the writer's life and literary influences.
Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers is an important new collection of essays by Native American writers compiled by Arnold Krupat and Brian Swan. In Here First, authors such as Sherman Alexie, Greg Sarris, and Elizabeth Woody tell the stories of their lives and their art. Each essay demonstrates the breadth of experience of twenty-seven individuals united in the creative expression of a Native American heritage.