Synopses & Reviews
Seeking to complete the compelling story of the American West, best-selling Lakota author Joseph Marshall brings a new slant to the traditional Western: historical fiction written from the Native American viewpoint. The first novel in this new series, Hundred in the Hand takes place during the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand, otherwise known as the Fetterman Massacre of 1866. The story is told through the eyes of Cloud, a dedicated and able warrior who fought alongside a young Crazy Horse, as well as the white soldiers who mistake Cloud's wife for a captive. Beautifully written and reminiscent of the oral tradition, Hundred in the Hand brings a new depth to the story of the battle and the history of the Lakota people.
The first in a series of groundbreaking novels about the American West from the Lakota perspective
About the Author
Joseph M. Marshall III was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and holds a PhD from the reservation university, which he helped to establish. The author of nine books, including one for children, he has also contributed to various publications and written several screenplays. His works have received numerous awards and his books have been published in French, Hebrew, and Korean. As a speaker and lecturer, Marshall has traveled to Sweden, Siberia, and France as well as venues in the United States. His audiences include students of all levels, teachers, historical societies, and professionals from all walks of life. His first language is Lakota, he hand crafts primitive Lakota bows and arrows, and is a specialist in wilderness survival. Marshall's latest work as a cultural and historical consultant can be seen and heard in the Turner Network Television (TNT) and Dreamworks epic television miniseries Into the West. He was the Native technical advisor, the Native voice-over narrator, and played the role of Loved by the Buffalo, a Lakota medicine man, in two episodes.