"At Rest," the Pima Lodge 10, Improved Order of Red Men Cemetery Plot in Tucson, Arizona.
The Improved Order of Red Men opened a lodge in Tucson, Arizona Territory in 1898. Here, members of the fraternal group held meetings featuring songs and speeches, and marched in parades dressed in Native American attire. The lodge purchased a cemetery plot and, from 1898 to 1908, 20 graves were dug. Archaeological excavation of the eastern cluster of graves yielded nine burials, two complete and seven exhumed in 1915. Each grave contained human remains, clothing, coffins, and outer boxes. Newspaper articles, probate files, coffin hardware catalogs, and the archaeological finds allow for a better understanding of the lives and deaths of these individuals.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- "Spirits of the Dead": The Historical Archaeology of Cemeteries and Commemoration •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2016
Cite this Record
"At Rest," the Pima Lodge 10, Improved Order of Red Men Cemetery Plot in Tucson, Arizona.. J. Homer Thiel, Jeremy Pye. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434245)
Early 20th Century
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;