Dacotah Chapter

History

Organized 26 June 1919

In 1919 Luella Davis Hildreth (Mrs. Melvin A.) was appointed the organizing regent of Dacotah Chapter. She was accepted as a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on 1 April 1897 and was a charter member of the short lived William Mason Chapter. The new chapter was composed of fifteen charter members, including a few members from the William Mason Chapter who had become members at large.

Dacotah Chapter chose its name from the Sioux who had inhabited the area. The word “dacotah” was said to mean friend. Under the capable leadership of Mrs. Hildreth, Dacotah increased its membership to thirty-three by the end of the first year.

After over 85 years of service to “God, Home, and Country,” Dacotah Chapter proudly remains North Dakota’s largest chapter.