Lamar Martin

Tribal Member

Looking back on his youth conjures fond memories— attending the Tribe’s consolidated elementary school, working the land with a crew of boys, meeting his high school sweetheart. In trying to forge his way in the world during a time when integration was taking hold, Lamar struggled to make sense of it all. He eventually married his sweetheart and went on to work for the railroad and military, then to serve on Tribal Council. Today, he is a man deeply connected to his Indian roots, grounded in the belief that all humans are connected as one big community.