Chief Martin
Chief Martin


Chief Martin of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been a major force behind the success of the this tribe. Once returning from the U.S Air Force in 1955, he found his people extremely impoverished and unemployed; rates of unemployment were at an all time high and he knew that action had to be taken. He led the people to begin various businesses and industries that have helped them gain independence from the government and bring in substantial revenue. During his years as Tribal Chief, he founded thirteen businesses on their reservation that are still operating today.