About Tribal Guardianship

12 Pieces of Wampum

In 1943, Medicine Man Swift Eagle Chuck Henion proposed constructing a memorial to honor his fellow Tribesmen who lost their lives in World War II. Though many individuals offered large sums of money for the project, it was decided that all Tribesmen would share equally in the cost. Chief Lone Bear asked for “12 Pieces of Wampum” ($12). A thousand Tribesmen answered the call.

The result was a fireproof stone structure – a symbol of bravery, dedication and tradition – which is our beloved Memorial Lodge at Bartle Reservation, the Tribal headquarters for generations of boys and men.

A new call to sustain our Tribe

After almost 75 years, our summer home and archive of our history is in need of preservation and revitalization. We know the Tribe will answer the call again.

This year we are launching a new program in the spirit of 12 Pieces of Wampum, the Tribal Guardians. Thousands of Tribesmen will share equally in the cost of our first project, making their mark at Bartle as we honor our history and build for the future. This is your opportunity to be a Founder Tribal Guardian, an honor only available to the first 5,000 donors through Dec. 31, 2017.

Your Gift Will Last for Generations

  • New Record Center at Bartle, to preserve the Tribe’s rich history
  • Improved Parry Lodge crafts area, storage and retail space
  • Endowment for our Tribe’s facilities and operations

How To Give

Make your $100 donation now | One-time gift and monthly options available | 3 easy ways to give:

  1. Click the Donate Now link and fill out the form.
  2. Text FOUNDER to 91999. Click on the link to complete your donation.
  3. Send your gift by mail to:

    Tribe of Mic-O-Say
    Heart of America Council, BSA
    P.O. Box 414177
    Kansas City, MO 64141-4177