Joseph M. Marshall III is an acclaimed author, historian, teacher, and lecturer of Sicangu Lakota heritage. Born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Marshall's works exude authenticity, inviting readers to explore the depth and richness of the Lakota culture. His deftly crafted narratives and deep-seated wisdom, stemming from his own Lakota legacy, provide a distinctive perspective on Native American history and life, intertwining robust knowledge with heartfelt storytelling.
A cherished storyteller in his own right, Marshall is recognized for his novels, non-fiction works, screenplays, and has been awarded the American Book Award for his literary contribution. Among his celebrated works, "The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History" and "The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History" stand as profound chronicles of Native American history. Besides being an author, Marshall also shines as an actor, participating in films like "The Indian in the Cupboard," "Dances with Wolves," and "Skins."
In his multifaceted career, Marshall has co-founded the Brave Heart Society, aimed at preserving traditional customs and language among young Lakota women, and has taught innumerable students at the high school and university level. A voice of the Lakota people, Marshall's work exemplifies the power of story as a cultural connection, bridging the gap between past and present, tradition and modernity. As a guardian of history and tradition through his exceptional storytelling, Joseph M. Marshall III continues to impact and inspire countless readers on a global scale.