Larry Echo Hawk was a professor of law at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School when this was written. He was born in 1948 and is a member of the Pawnee Indian tribe. He joined the Church when he was fourteen. Recruited to play football at BYU, he graduated in 1970. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Utah in 1973 and pursued graduate business studies at Stanford University. Professor Echo Hawk practiced law in Salt Lake City until he was named chief general counsel to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes at Fort Hall, Idaho, a position he held for over eight years. From 1990 to 1994 he served as attorney general for the state of Idaho.
Terry Echo Hawk grew up in Farmington, New Mexico. She was baptized a member of the Church at nineteen by her husband while both were students at BYU. She graduated with an associate degree in nursing, eventually receiving a BS in community health. Terry worked part-time at the BYU Health Center and the Missionary Training Center in Provo when this was written. She enjoys family history research and temple work. The Echo Hawks are the parents of six children. Both enjoy running and have completed several marathons.