Ceremonial & Heritage Chief Charlotte J. Simmons
Although our ceremonial chief does not play an official role in the day-to-day business of our Tribal government, they are an important part of our community. Chiefs are named by the people for their family heritage and their leadership in the community. They are present at most community functions and serve as official ambassadors during events like our annual gathering and most Tribal Council meetings.
Charlotte wrote a short biography so that you could get to know her a little better:
Charlotte June Simmons
I was born on July 10,1939 in New Plymouth Idaho. Wee resided in the New Plymouth and Payette area in my early years as we lived together as a roving band of Indians. In those early years I was taught to speak the Lenape language commonly known as the Delaware Indian language by my grandfather, Chief High Pockets, also known as Leander