Joseph M. Marshall III was born on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in what is now south-central South Dakota. Marshall was raised by his maternal grandparents and his first language is Lakota. He is a historian, educator, and speaker, and he has been a technical adviser and actor in television movies, including Return to Lonesome Dove. A recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, he is the author of two collections of essays, On Behalf of the Wolf and the First Peoples and The Dance House, and a novel, Winter of the Holy Iron. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For more information about Joseph Marshall, please visit www.thunderdreamers.com.Marshall, Joseph M., III is the author of 'Lakota Way Stories and Lessons for Living, Native American Wisdom on Ethics and Character', published 2002 under ISBN 9780142196090 and ISBN 0142196096.