Bruce Swanson's thirty years of teaching history has often focused on the culture of First Nations. His practice of telling stories to his own four children laid the groundwork for Gray Wolf's Search. He makes his home in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Gary Peterson has painted the Pacific Northwest for almost fifty years. When he married a Tlingit woman, he was adopted by the Kaach.adi Clan and was named Walking Raven. His style combines the strengths of indigenous culture with a love of the natural world.