IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN INDIAN FRATERNAL GROUP KENTUCKY
Interesting and historic fraternal group to a man who belonged to the GREAT COUNCIL OF KENTUCKY IMPROVED ORDER OF REDMEN. One medal shows a beautiful Indian Chief celluloid button with red silk ribbon that reads: 59th GREAT SUN COUNCIL – GREAT COUNCIL OF KENTUCKY IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN – RICHMOND KY AUG. 9-11 1954. The second medal has a silver metal brooch and blue/red silk ribbon that reads: 64th GREAT SUN COUNCIL – GREAT COUNCIL OF KENTUCKY IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN – MIDDLESBORO KY AUG. 14-15 1959. Also included is the man’s wallet ID Card for the Order of Red Men of the United States. The card states the date (8/15/51), his name (C.H. Ferguson), that he is a member of the Oniska Tribe No. 149 and that he has been appointed with the Degree of Pocahontas. Grouping needs further research.
The Improved Order of Red Men (IORM) traces it’s origin from the Sons of Liberty patriots who were active before the American Revolutionary War and are well known for their participation in the “Boston Tea Party.” The Sons of Liberty—and in turn the IORM—emulated in their organization, philosophy, and regalia the League of the Iroquois or “Six Nations.” The fraternity traces its origins back to 1765 and is descended from the Sons of Liberty. These patriots... read more