1. Traditional Narratives and Songs.
2. Nancy Ward and early Cherokee Women.
3. Mary Jemison (Degiwene's) (Seneca, c. 1743-1833).
4. Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Ojibwa, 1800-1841).
5. Lucy Lowrey Hoyt Keys (Wahnenauhi) (Cherokee, 1831-1912).
6. Narcissa Owen (Cherokee, 1831-1911).
8. Sarah Winnemucca (Thocmetony) (Paiute, c. 1844-1891).
9. Susette LaFlasche (Inshta Theamba or Bright Eyes) (Omaha, 1854-1903).
10. Annette Leevier (Ojibwa).
11. E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (Mohawk, 1861-1913).
12. Mabel Washbourne Anderson (Cherokee, 1863-1949).
13. Sophia Alice Callahan (Creek, 1868-1894).
14. Fox Indian Woman.
15. Owl Woman (Juana Manwell) ( Papago, fl. 1880) / Frances Densmore (1867-1957).
16. Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) (Sioux, 1876-1938).
17. Ora V. Eddleman Reed (Mignon Schreiber) (Cherokee, 1880-1968).
Part II: Works by Various Authors.
* Includes the works of fiction and non-fiction by well-known figures and less prolific writers, as well as anonymously authored "women's texts.
* Provides readers with a sense of the additional work that remains to be discovered.
* Contains headnotes which give an overview of the writers' lives.