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Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Mrs. Horne -- Waneta Council No. 6, D of P." The Degree of Pocahontas, a.k.a. Daughters of Pocahontas, was the ladies' auxiliary of the Improved Order of Red Men, a Masonic fraternal organization for white people who liked to dress up as Native Americans. View full size.