This is in no way to be disrespectful to "The Original People" :) Harold Roe Bartle was the inspiration and one reason we have Our Kansas CIty Chiefs. He helped lure the Dallas Texans American Football League team to Kansas City in 1962; owner Lamar Hunt liked Bartle's nickname so much that he renamed the franchise the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a local Scout executive of several councils of the Boy Scouts of America, where he was nicknamed "The Chief" while working with American Indians in Wyoming.
He was Confrontational and Serious about the Right way to do things. As AP is today! He was promoted to Scout executive of the Pony Express Council in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1925 and remained until late December, 1928 when he moved to Kansas City. While he was the Scout executive in St. Joseph, he appointed a Roman Catholic man as a Scout commissioner. Subsequently, a Ku Klux Klan mob came calling one night and demanded that he get rid of the man. His answer to them was "If any three or four of you want to step forward, I'll show you who is running Scouting in St. Joseph." The mob left and the commissioner stayed.
He created the Tribe of Mic-O-Say honor society in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1925. I would imagine a very high honor for those that attain it. Many here have, not I, I commend you the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. The original tribe were at Camp Geiger, which succeeded Camp Brinton in 1935, is considered the 'mother' tribe of Mic-O-Say. Bartle was "The Chief," and conducted all the early ceremonies personally, placing an eagle claw around the neck of each new member and bestowing their Tribal Name upon them. He built up the tribe during the next few years.
This makes me think of the New Chiefs. The New Beginnings. To us here at AP, free to join and if worthy, free to remain civility, comradeship, and a Deep longing is all that is required. To the Tribe, more is required, and as the Chiefs. I Want My Damn Arrowhead on my Helmut !!! A Ceremony such as H.R. Bartle would be a fitting tribute for a summer of toil such as WE haven't seen. Pioli and Haley Will build up the Tribe in the years to come and WE will be there to support our true Kansas City Chiefs.