Polly Cooper Chapter, NSDAR
Established May 5, 2017 • Chappaqua, New York
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The Polly Cooper Chapter, NSDAR, was established on April 15, 2017, in the Chappaqua, New York, home of Organizing Regent Kari Weis. In attendance were the NYDAR Organizing Secretary, Jennifer Malara, along with eighteen other organizing members. The National Society confirmed the chapter at its board meeting on May 5, 2017.
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Polly Cooper: A Humanitarian of the Revolutionary War
"George Washington is called the father of this country; an Indian woman of the Oneida Nation should be called the mother of this country. Her name was Polly Cooper. She cooked for George Washington and his staff of officers when they were located in Philadelphia. Polly Cooper would not accept cash payment for her part in the Revolutionary War. Isn't that just like what a mother does for her children? [...] When I was a boy, I used to hear my people talk about Polly Cooper's bravery, about how she cooked and carried water to the soldiers. Whenever she had a chance between the hours of cooking duty, Polly would roll up her sleeves and take two pails of water, one container in each hand, and go into the battlefield." -William Honyost Rockwell (1870–1960)
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