About Chief Shawano Chapter  


The Chief Shawano Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized July 13, 1996, and chartered on October 12, 1996.


The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution approved our chapter name, Chief Shawano, which was suggested by one of our members that lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Chief Shawano was her ancestor and the chief of the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of the Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians. He signed many treaties and was well known by the American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, Henry Schoolcraft. The Chief was also influential in the area and created a syllabary language for his people. There is mention of Chief Shawano in the Michigan Pioneer Society book of 1899.  
   Our chapter was organized in July of 1996 with 13 members. By the time of our charter in October of the same year, we had grown to 26. At present our membership is 35 and our chapter actively represents DAR. We have received numerous awards from DAR for our efforts. Help is available with geneology research to anyone interested in becoming a member. God Bless America and God Bless DAR!


Karen Gibson won 2nd place with her wall hanging hand made quilt for the NSDAR

Wreath placed at theTomb of the Unknown Soldier by DAR of Michigan

Wnners of the 2017 Chief Shawano American Essay Contest SSM Jr. High.
presented by Regent Tammy Cruickshank

Rededication of DAR memorial by Chief Shawano Members.

Ceremony of new members in 2017

Poster promoting planting of wild flowers to promote Bee Pollination. Regent Tammy Cruickshank, dressed as a Bee.



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Last updated 02/06/2018