Martin Chronicles Life as 'Chief'

It has been two years since former Choctaw chief, Phillip Martin, lost his bid for an eighth term in office.

Now, the former long-time chief is talking about his life as leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

He has written a book titled "Chief". Martin told Newscenter 11 why he decided to write about his time as head of the tribe.

"I wanted to leave a history for Choctaw people to read, especially my family, my grandkids, and my great-grandkids," said Martin.

Martin said he's proud of his accomplishments during his years as chief , especially being able to turn the Choctaw Reservation into a tourist destination.

Martin is the guest for this weekend's "On the Record", which airs Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on WTOK, 11.1.


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  • by D.G. Location: Conehatta,MS on Jul 26, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    I strongly suggest a museum be built in his honor! I feel this chief has been the back bone of the Philadelphia area. Could not have been built without his ideas,his strength. Build a museum to show the world how much he cared for the reservation.
  • by Windy Kreek Location: Standind Pine, MS on Jul 25, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    just wanted to say, you don't know what you got till it's gone, i think i speak for the majority of the choctaw people when i say, "i miss Chief Martin"
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