Lyman Lamartine is a Chippewa Indian who lives on the reservation with his family, including his older brother Henry with whom he is close. He is a hard worker who is good with money, briefly… (read full character analysis)
Henry Lamartine, Jr. is Lyman’s older brother, of a different father. He is carefree and easygoing at the beginning of the story, quick to make a joke and gentle despite his resemblance to Red… (read full character analysis)
Lulu Lamartine is Henry and Lyman’s mother. She is not mentioned by name in the story, but she features prominently in other chapters of Love Medicine. She previously was courted by Moses Pillager… (read full character analysis)
Henry and Lyman’s eleven-year-old sister, who takes the photograph of them that haunts Lyman.
Lyman’s friend, who helps Lyman hide the photograph of him and Henry.