|Pohatcong Tribe 61
|Tuckerton Red Men
"The Improved Order of Red Men"
145 West Main Street
Tuckerton, New Jersey 08087
Legally, The Order of Red Men is a Patriotic Fraternity Chartered by Congress. It is a Nonprofit
Organization Devoted To Inspire A Greater Love For The United States of America and The
Principles of American Liberty.
|The Improved Order of Red Men
Is A National Fraternal Organization That Believes In ...
- Love and Respect of the American Flag
- Preserving Our Nation by Defending and Upholding the Principle of Free Government
- America and the Democratic Way Of Life ...
- Preserving the Traditions and History of this Great Country
- Creating and Inspiring a Greater Love for The United States of America
- Helping Those In Need Through Organized Charitable Programs ...
- Linking Our Members Together in a Common Bond of Friendship, Brotherhood and ...
- Perpetuating the Beautiful Legends and Traditions of a Vanishing Race and the Keeping Alive of
its Customs, Ceremonies and Philosophies
Who Have Belonged To The Order of Red Men
The fraternity traces its origins back to 1765 and is descended from the Sons of Liberty.
These patriots concealed their identities and worked "underground" to help establish
freedom and liberty in the early Colonies.
They patterned themselves after the great Iroquois Confederacy and its democratic
Their system, with elected representatives to govern tribal councils, had been in existence
for several centuries.
After the War of 1812 the name was changed to the Society of Red Men and in 1834 to the Improved
Order of Red Men.
They kept the customs and terminology of Native Americans as a basic part of the fraternity. Some
of the words and terms may sound strange, but they soon become a familiar part of the language for
The Improved Order of Red Men is similar in many ways to other major fraternal organizations in the
| About Us!
As the history of the Pohatcong Tribe 61 is being researched, it will be
included on the site.
If you have old pictures you would like included on our site, please call
the Lodge at 296-1956 and leave message for Sam.