The Internet Guide to OA Insignia

You have the translation for my lodge (Otena 295) as being Leader in Shawnee. As I read when I was compiling the lodge history for the lodge website about a year ago, I found that the lodge's name translates to "place of the adobe", "place of the teepee", or "lodging". I am not sure what language or languages these are in, but I am sure that one or all of these is correct because the original lodge totem was the teepee, but was later changed to the Indian headdress. It would probably be best to translate it as "place of the teepee". I found this information in 50 Years of Service: Otena Lodge 295 by Frank Hilton. You can find the Otena History site by following this link to my site and clicking on History in the left frame.

-- from Neal Mann (

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