2013-11-20 / News

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Native American Indian display this month at library


Georgia McLain, kneeling and Sylvia Vandiver complete the Native American Indian display. (Courtesy photo) Georgia McLain, kneeling and Sylvia Vandiver complete the Native American Indian display. (Courtesy photo) Two members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Mineola Memorial Library to fill the display case with authentic artifacts to commemorate Native American Month during November.

Chapter chairperson, Georgia McLain of Quitman and co-chair, Sylvia Vandiver of Mineola, combined their efforts to create the memorial display from Vandiver’s collection.

On Aug. 3, 1990, President George Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month which honors the many contributions and accomplishments of American Indians and Alaska natives.

From the Revolutionary War scouts to the Code Talkers of World War II, Native Americans have served in all branches of America’s Armed Forces. Long before it became a national commemoration, the DAR had established its American Indian Committee in 1936.

DAR chapters across the country assist and support the two DAR sponsored Indian schools of Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma and Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. Financial donations, soup labels and food labels are collected and sent to the schools to provide additional funding.

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