Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

Object of the Society

The object of this Society shall be to assist and encourage the preservation of records and historic sites associated with our native and immigrant American ancestors; to cherish the memory of those native and immigrant Americans who waged war and/or committed other acts of hostility together or one against the other in defense of their people’s freedom, liberty and ideals; to strengthen fellowship and to encourage cooperation between descendants of native and immigrant Americans; to foster, in a spirit of patriotism, the support and endorsement of all treaties and laws made and agreed upon between the state and federal governments and the several tribes, bands, and nations of Native Americans; to publish a lineage book of the names and ancestral data of members of the Society, and original materials relating to this aspect of American history and promote and support worthy programs and projects of educational benefit to Native American Indians.

Cher Sesma, Governor General

“Honor others above yourselves.”
Romans 12:10

Walking Bear

Membership, Scholarship, and support
of Native American Schools

Welcome to the Continental Society website. CSDIW was organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988.  Our organization is comprised  of women who are citizens of either the United States of America, The Dominion of Canada, or Mexico,  who are not less than sixteen years of age and is the lineal descendant of a Native American or Immigrant American ancestor who participated in any capacity in actual hostilities, one against the other, or in any

other activity with each other, during the period May 14, 1607 to 1900. Acceptable service is listed on the Membership page of this website.

Our objectives are to strengthen fellowship and to encourage cooperation between descendants of Native Americans and Immigrant Americans; to preserve records and historic sites associated with Native Americans; to promote education thorough scholarships to Native American Students; and to provide books and school supplies to Native American schools.

My theme this administration is the walking bear.  The bear is prominent in Native American folklore.  They are a symbol of strength and wisdom and are often associated with medicine and healing.  And being a Californian what better theme for our Society?  My scripture is “Honor others above yourselves.” And what better way to honor others than with supporting education.

We encourage membership of descendants of Native Americans.  If you are a direct descendant of a Native American, you will be recognized with a certificate and the opportunity to purchase our new insignia teepee pin that can be worn on your official ribbon.

If you are interested in membership in our society please explore our website to learn more about our Society.

Cheryl “Cher” Miller Sesma

Governor General

- Marion Beck Pollard, Missouri Member

“Our Handclasp of Friendship Shall Endure.”