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Seeking to round out the compelling story of the American West, best-selling Lakota author Joseph M. Marshall III brings a new slant to the traditional Western: historical fiction written from the Native American viewpoint.

This riveting story 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.

©2007 Joseph M. Marshall III (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

"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)

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  • Generale
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  • Geoff Maddison
  • 07/01/2012

How the West was Lost

A novel of great heart and truth, "Hundred in the Hand" absorbs us into the intimate details of the lives of a handful of Native Americans shortly before their final round-up and herding into camps. Like it's sequel "The Long Knives Are Crying", we are introduced to an old survivor of the real battles of Hundred in the Hand and to the Battle of Little Bighorn, who has taken his family on a pilgrimage to the monuments erected there to impress upon them two momentous victories over the hoards of relentlessly demanding Settlers and protecting Armies who were invading their land.
It is not a mawkish romance but a dignified telling of a passionate people with an ancient history and love of a land that held the souls of their nation. Although the future of the true American was irremediable, the strength of character and sense of belonging to a place, live free or die, his battle against the machines and the multitude of White culture coming to annihilate them for land and its' riches, the Native People have a brilliant, colourful and glorious history as told, in part, in these two moving, beautiful books.

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  • Generale
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  • Patrick
  • 10/09/2020

Perfect

Not exaggerating when I say this is now an all time favorite of mine. I'll definitely listen to it again. Great writing and great narration.

  • Generale
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  • MNTNA
  • 10/12/2019

Brings the story to life

I love Joseph Marshall III’s writing. He writes n such a way that it brings the story and history to life. You can get lost in the words and picture it being carried out in your mind. The narration is excellent and easy to listen to and follow. His books, including this one is so much more than history. It respects the oral story telling tradition of the Lakota and the book becomes a historical narrative where you can begin to try to understand the life, feelings and struggles of all the people involved. Highly recommend!

  • Generale
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  • Margaret Allen
  • 03/11/2018

Hundred in the Hand is a fascinating story

Narration of Hundred in the Hand was marvelous and done in the story-telling style of my Yaqui friend. The story comes from the indigenous view of events around the battle of the Little Big Horn. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys seeing different views of events.

  • Generale
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27/06/2018

Great story about the Native Americans.

hope to read more stories by Joseph and Marshall. Itwas great reading the story about the Native American side of the history of the United States.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jody
  • 24/08/2017

Outstanding Historical Fiction

A very compelling story from the Lakota perspective, leading up to the Fetterman fight. I've listened to this twice now, and will probably listen a third time. Very well written, and for me it is a real treat that it is read by the author.

  • Generale
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  • Laurel Robinson
  • 16/05/2016

best narration I have ever heard

Where does Hundred in the Hand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Interesting story; best narration using Native American voice for the Natives and non-native for the others. Has humor as well as a great story, it was like a movie in words.

Who was your favorite character and why?

all of the natives

Which character – as performed by Joseph M. Marshall and John Terry – was your favorite?

all were good, I can't choose

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

live the native perspective of the westward expansion,

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Ulf Skjoldhammer
  • 09/05/2013

Not so entertaining

Would you try another book from Joseph M. Marshall and/or Joseph M. Marshall and John Terry ?

I won't buy any more. The story is long winded and the narration very flat and dull.

Has Hundred in the Hand turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I love westerns and the Larry McMurtry books here are excellent.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Lacking in every sense of the word. Every chapter read in the same flat, uninspiring tone, no highlighting dramatic events, no distinguishing between different characters.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Interesting to hear the the story from the indians point of view.

Any additional comments?

An author isn't necessarily a good narrator!!

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  • Wendy
  • 01/06/2014

Not for cowboys

Is this listed as fiction? Clearly an alternative view of the "wild" west (not exactly west!). I confess I am a fan of the author and enjoyed the telling of this story. The story gives insight into both "sides" views and reveals weaknesses as well as strengths. Get away from Ray Meers' How the Wild West was won ..... please.