Chief Martin Charlot
Martin Charlot, one of three children of Chief Charlot (Victor Charlet)was chosen to succeed his father as head Chief. Martin
Charlot was among Flathead/Salish people in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana who created fertile farms only to have them
seized by immigrants. In the early 1890s, Charlot (son of the chief OLD CHARLOT) was among Flathead/Salish whom were told
to move to less fertile land on the Pend d'Oreille Reservation.
The dissident band of Flathead/Salish people led by Charlot delayed relocation for several years. Charlot even traveled to
Washington, D.C., in 1884 with Native American agent Peter Ronan to discuss the issue. Charlot still refused to cooperate
in removal to a reservation. As whites enveloped their homeland, many of Charlot's followers held out until 1900.
From: historical accounts & records
LINK TO BRAVEHORSE WARRIORS VOLUME TWO