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The DAR was only one of several only social clubs in Sitka, which had a surprising number for the size of town, and indicating a significant amount of leisure time for those condidered part of society.
Other clubs and societies active at the turn of the century included the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, formed in Sitka in 1888 and was active until 1923, the Friendly Society, Arctic Brotherhood, Fire Brigade, the Society of Alaskan Natural History and Ethnology (organized on the campus of the Sitka Industrial and Training School, later to be called Sheldon Jackson School), the Ku Klux Klan*, Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Masons.
The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood have been said to have been modeled on some of these organizations.