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Author: Joseph M. Marshall Narrator: Joseph M. Marshall, John Terry Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lakota Westerns Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455193844
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Seeking to round out the compelling story of the American West, bestselling Lakota author Joseph M. Marshall III brings a new slant to the traditional Western: historical fiction written from the Native American viewpoint.

This riveting novel takes place during the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand, otherwise known as the Fetterman Massacre of 1866. The story is told alternately through the eyes of Cloud, a dedicated Lakota warrior who fights alongside a young Crazy Horse, and Max Hornsby, a white pioneer who mistakes Cloud’s redheaded wife for a captive.

Beautifully written and reminiscent of the oral tradition, Hundred in the Hand brings new depth and dimension to the story of the battle and the Lakota people.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] completely realized world. Readers who love to hear a harness creak or the whistle of an arrow or love to see snow snake across a drifted valley floor will revel in Marshall’s West…Marshall has tapped into an old form and infused it with a slightly different brand of knowledge to produce a swift, compelling read. Simply put, if you like Westerns, you’ll love this one.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Compelling…Marshall reads the passages told from the Lakota viewpoint himself. His slow, gentle voice lingers over story details and the thoughts of the Lakota as they watch white settlers take over their land. John Terry reads the passages about the settlers. His voice is more energetic and expressive, but his words won’t stick in listeners’ minds as long. The two voices combine to show the story’s shifts in perspective well. There’s action, but the battles are secondary to the characters and their emotions.”


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 12/8/2013

    " Just finished Hundred in the Hand by Joseph Marshall. It was an underwhelming glimpse into the life of the Sioux as Americans migrated to west. Kind of disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Azure | 3/12/2013

    " Marshall is such a gifted storyteller, I absolutely loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alethea | 1/11/2013

    " I am looking forward to more in this series of Lakota Westerns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/24/2012

    " "There were no survivors." So reads a monument at the site of the Fetterman Massacre. My favorite line said to Cloud during his wife's pregnancy, "women are strong or they could not be mothers and grandmothers." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 10/4/2012

    " A great story of historical events written from the side of the Indian Warrior. This could technically be considered a cross between a good old western and historical fiction. I give it a thumbs up. Reminded me a bit of Dancing with Wolves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kani | 3/25/2011

    " yummy story. the indians win! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl | 11/3/2010

    " I just started this book and so far find it to be quite interesting and totally from the Indian perspective. Will write more when I finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/27/2010

    " Learned a lot - a little dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 11/27/2009

    " When I was young, I read only Indian stories. Wanted to be an Indian. I bought this book to take me back to a world that was simpler, direct, and sacred. The storytelling is all of the above. We still screw the Indians, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carlos | 11/5/2009

    " I really enjoyed listening to this book. One narrator for the Sioux point of view and one for the white settlers' point of view. The book chronicles the invasion of Sioux territory by white settlers primarily from the viewpoint of the Sioux already occupying the land. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 5/8/2009

    " This is by far the best book I have read in a long time. Very good! "

About the Author

Joseph M. Marshall III was born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and holds a PhD from the reservation university, which he helped to establish. The award-winning author of ten books, he has also contributed to various publications and written several screenplays. His first language is Lakota, he handcrafts primitive Lakota bows and arrows, and he is a specialist in wilderness survival. His work as a cultural and historical consultant can be seen and heard on Turner Network Television and the Dreamworks epic television miniseries “Into the West.” He has won an Audie Award, Earphones Award, and “Nammy” Award and was named Best American Indian Fiction Writer by True West magazine in 2009.

About the Narrator

John Terry began his acting career in local theaters in North Carolina and, at the age of thirty, moved to New York City to become a full-time actor. He has acted in various movies and television series, including Full Metal Jacket, Zodiac, ER, 24, and Lost.