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We're glad you're here! The Anasazi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is based in Glendale, AZ. We meet on the third Saturday of every month, September through May. The Anasazi Chapter was approved at the National Board Meeting of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on December 6, 1990. The chapter was organized on October 20, 1990, during the administration of Mrs. Beth Haynes, State Regent, as Arizona's twenty-second chapter.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Any woman 18 years or older - regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background - who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
What's In A Name
Anasazi is a Navajo term meaning the "ancient ones." The term was used to refer to the prehistoric Indians who lived in the Southwest as early as 100 B.C. The earliest Anasazi were called "Basketmaker." Around 700 A.D. the Anasazi lived in pueblos, a Spanish word for village or town.
Because of the difficulty of "gathering" enough food for the growing populations, the Anasazi developed agriculture. A few years ago, in an Anasazi archaeology site, bean seeds were found. Botanists adapted the old bean germ with modern plants, calling them Anasazi beans. In the time from 1275 to 1425, during a long dry spell, these people left many of their villages.
From Anasazi by J. Richard Ambler, Museum of Northern AZ, 1977