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Daughters of Pocahontas, No 259, ledger, Charlestown, Indiana 1907-1909

Description: This is the minutes ledger of Delaware Council No. 259 of the Daughters of Pocahontas (DOP) which met at the Red Men Hall in Charlestown, Indiana. Although daughters is in the title, both women and men were members. This chapter was active from its founding on January 24, 1907 until disbandment on June 29, 1909. The DOP was originally created as a ladies auxiliary to the Red Men in 1885 to preserve an American way of life and provide charity. In these minutes, one can see that ailing members were paid sick benefits. Part of the ritual of this organization was having a special language that used Indian words which included “following the hunt” for “attending usual business” and “wampum belt” for “treasury”.
Origin: 1907-1909
Created By: Daughters of Pocahontas, No. 259
Collection: Clark County Collections
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Geography: Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
38.440206, -85.661015
Subjects: Daughters of Pocahontas. Delaware Council, No. 259. (Charlestown, Ind.)
Improved Order of Red Men
Fraternal organizations
Charlestown (Ind.)

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