• Creator
  • Daughters of Pocahontas, No. 259
  • Created Date
  • 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. ... more
    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”. less