From Kook Science
Icon of the Arctic Brotherhood
|Motto||"No Boundary Line Here"|
|Formation||26 February 1899|
|Purpose/focus||Originally formed as a mutual protection and benefit society|
|Founders||J. Harmon Kaskey; J. Weston Coyne|
The Arctic Brotherhood was an American-Canadian fraternal organisation, initially formed on 26 February 1899 as an entertainment troupe by Capt. William A. Connell and passengers of the steamship "City of Seattle," destined for Skagway, Alaska (and, ultimately, the gold fields of the Yukon Klondike), and later re-grouped as a structured order with initiation rituals in the manner of such other societies of that time.
The Brotherhood was organised into local Camps, presided over by the Arctic Chief, and his officers, the Vice Arctic Chief, Chaplain, Recorder, Keeper of Nuggets, Camp Cook, Trail Guide, Trail Blazer, Keeper of Inner Toll-gate, and Keeper of Outer Toll-gate; and these Camps under the jurisdiction of the Grand Camp of the Grand Arctic Chief and his officers.
- Arctic Brotherhood, Initiation Ritual, stichtingargus.nl, 1904, http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/r/arctic_r.html
- Bowman, Ashley (2014), The Arctic Brotherhood: The Story of Alaska-Yukon's Most Influential Order, Skagway, AK: Lynn Canal Publishing, https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Brotherhood-Alaska-Yukons-Influential-2014-06-01/dp/B01LXU7FTJ/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Bowman, Ashley, The Arctic Brotherhood Blog, arcticbrotherhood.blogspot.com, http://arcticbrotherhood.blogspot.com/ — research blog
- The Arctic Brotherhood, arcticbrotherhood.org, http://arcticbrotherhood.org/ — modern revival of the order