Name: Silas C. Whitman / Nez Perce Name: TupLukupseemy
Born: 1942 Lewiston, ID
Parents: Father - Caleb "Tony" Whitman
Mother - Nellie Ezekiel Gray
GrandParents: Paternal Grandfather - Silas D.
Paternal Grandmother - Sophia Thomas
Maternal Grandfather - Watkins Ezekiel
Maternal Grandmother - Lizzy Corbett/Millie Pistol Head
Children: Ten (10) Adult children
Nineteen (19) Grandchildren Nine (9) Great
Education: Graduated Lapwai High School 1960
Attended Pacific Business College Portland, OR 1961-1962
Attended Lewis-Clark Normal College (LCSC) 1962-1964
Attended University of Idaho 1974-1976
Experience: Thirty-four (34) years of
Executive-Policy management with Tribal, State and Federal agencies.
Participated and coordinated Natural Resources and commerical ventures
in private sector operations throughout USA and Indian Country.
Served the Nez Perce Tribe in various management and policy capacities,
serving as NPTEC Chairman 2012-2015.
What can I do? Work with Tribal Communities and
membership to promote and protect Nez Perce Sovereignty. Promote
Tribal Resource development - both Natural & Human to target and
strengthen our employment and training of our memberhship. Advance
a working relationship with our multi-state leadership in the face of a
new federal administration. Protect and promote our membership and
Tribal rights for the immediate future.