Lakota Chapter, NSDAR was organized on January 24, 1981 in Federal Way, WA and Nancy Ingram Schaitel was the Organizing Regent. The Chapter was named after a school in the Federal Way School District.
The Lakota are known as Teton, Titunwan or Teton Sioux and are an indigenous people of the Great Plains. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, and speak one of the major dialects of the Sioux language. They are the western-most of the three Sioux-language groups, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota. Lewis and Clark met them in 1805. The name “Lakota” means friends/allies.
Lakota Chapter has always enjoyed an active role in the communities it serves – Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, and Renton, to name a few. Members are encouraged to participate in their personal areas of interest. For many years, Lakota sponsored the Sally Glacken Society, Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.). Our members have held positions of leadership within the State Societies of both C.A.R. and DAR.