Grandmother, you who listen and hear all, you from whom all good things come…It is your embrace we feel when we return to you…
-Traditional Lakota prayer to Grandmother Earth
Joseph was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Because he grew up in a traditional native household with his maternal grandparents, his first language is Lakota. While there, he also learned the ancient traditions of oral storytelling and primitive Lakota archery.
Joseph has published numerous award-winning books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse and Walking with Grandfather. He has also been a contributing author to four publications and has written several screenplays. He has been involved in television and movies for decades, with appearances in several television documentaries and a Dreamworks and Turner Network Television (TNT) mini-series. One of Joseph’s most treasured experiences was his work as one of the founders of the Sinta Gleska University on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. In 2000, Joseph became a fellow in the Sundance Institute States.
To learn more about Joseph, please visit www.JosephMarshall.com!