Order of Alaskan Moose
From Kook Science
|Order of Alaskan Moose|
San Francisco Call feature on the order, July 29, 1900.
|Formation||21 December 1899|
|Purpose/focus||Mutual protection and benefit society|
|Ruling Spirit||Joseph A. Bourke|
|Key people||F. W. Rosenthal, G. W. Brandenbury, A. W. Vansant, Jake Stead, H. B. Pearson|
The order was organised into local Tents, whose membership were referred to as "Fellow Prospectors," each Tent being presided over by the High Spirit of the Glacier [or Ruling Spirit] (executive) and his officers, the Tenas Chief, the Keeper of the Wa-Wa (secretary), the Steward, the Hiyu Cumtux, Guard of the Canyon (doorkeeper), etc. Their ritual was "designed to show the hardships attendant on the life of the Alaska prospector and the pressing need of mutual good faith."
- "The Order of Alaskan Moose", San Francisco Call (San Francisco, Calif.): 17, 29 July 1900, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1900-07-29/ed-1/seq-17/ — on the initiation ritual, founding of the order
- "Order of Alaskan Moose", The Pathfinder, 1, March 1920, p. 22, 25, https://books.google.com/books?id=u56IVrGrYsgC&pg=RA4-PA22 — a brief history of the order, its membership
- The Pathfinder, p. 22