The Tuscarora Chapter was organized on October 12, 1895, in Binghamton, New York. "Tuscarora" was selected for our chapter name because the 6th Nation of the Iroquois chose the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers (where Binghamton is situated) and the valleys nearby for their villages. The Tuscarora, along with the Oneida, were the only members of the Iroquois confederacy who chose to fight with the colonists against the British in the War for Independence; therefore it seemed appropriate to adopt the name of the Native Americans who were the original lords of this soil.
Tuscarora meets monthly February - May and September - December, as well as a Pilgrimage in June. No Meeting in January, July, and August.
If you would like to attend a meeting and need to know a date and time or if you would like to obtain membership information, please contact:Arlene Niemeyer, Registrar.