History

Lakota Chapter was organized January 24, 1981, by Mrs. Nancy Schaitel Ingram, who served as regent through 1982.  We originally met in Federal Way, Washington, but we later moved to Auburn.

Lakota serves a portion of South King County in Washington State that includes the cities of Federal Way, Auburn, Renton, Kent, and Covington.

Our chapter name is from the school where we first met.  The name Lakota means “friends/allies.”  In 1805 Lewis and Clark came upon the Ongaloga Indians in the Northwest.  Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota are all linguistically related to the Teton Sioux tribe.

Nancy Ingram Schaitel

Nancy Schaitel Ingram