The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Buffalo Area Council
Buffalo, NY
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1939
Lodge Totem: Chieftain head and longhouse
Name Translation:  
Changes: 1967: Merged with Tuscarora 284 to form Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee 159


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F1a BLK C WHT LGR  LGY face w/ zig-zag EMB outline; FF; GRN hair braid; BLK rectangle in headdress   
F1b BLK C WHT LGR  LGY face with regular EMB outline; FF; GRN hair braid; BLK rectangle in headdress   
F1c BLK C WHT LGR  LGY Face with regular EMB Outline; FF; BLK rectangle missing from headress   
F2a BLK C WHT GRN  GRY face; BRN longhouse; RED hair braid; BLK feather tips have BLK dots   
F2b BLK C WHT LGR  GRY face; RBR longhouse; lighter GRN letters   
F2c BLK C WHT GRN  GRY face; RBR longhouse; GRN letters   
F3a BLK C WHT GRN  GRY face; GRN hairbraid; BLK feather tips do not have BLK dots   
F3b BLK C WHT DGR  GRY face; GRN hairbraid; BLK feather tips do not have BLK dots   
F3c BLK C WHT DGR  GRY face; GRN hairbraid; BLK feather tips do have BLK dots   
F4a BLK R WHT GRN  TLM; 54x120mm   
F4b BLK R WHT GRN  TLS; 54x120mm   
F4c BLK R WHT LGR  TLS; 50x115mm   
N0.5 YEL  GRN ORG  GRN with YEL border on front; ORG "G" (70x40mm); Handmade   
N1a   YEL GRN  TRI; SSC design like P1-P2; LBR Native American face; WHT lock stitch   
N1b   DYL GRN  TRI; SSC design like P1-P2; LBR Indian face; WHT lock stitch   
N2a   ORG BLK  same TRI SSC design as N1; DBR Native American face; ORG lock stitch   
N2b   ORG BLK  SSC; WHT lock stitch; DBR Native American face   
N2c   ORG GRN  SSC; WHT lock stitch; DBR Native American face   
N2d   ORG DGR  SSC; BRN Indian face; ORG lock stitch   
P1a BLK C WHT GRN   TRI; face outlined in LGY   
P1b BLK C WHT DGR   TRI; face outlined in GRY   
P2a BLK C WHT GRN  TRI; face outlined in BLK; TRR; BLK eye; 95x105mm; thick lettering   
P2b BLK C WHT GRN  TRR; 90x100mm; thick lettering; some WHT in eye; MVE   
P2c BLK C WHT GRN  TLR; 88x100; thick lettering; WHT in eye   
P2d BLK C WHT GRN  TRR; 95x105mm; thin lettering; thin BLK outline around face; BLK eye   
ZF1 BLK C WHT LGR  WHT cartoon-like face; DRD Longhouse; Misspelled Lodge Name "Canosote"; crude Modern fake of F1 ("Asian style fake"; 2004) 

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Blue Book Chapter Listings

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N1   LBL RED  SSC; RED "Ganosote Lodge"; WHT Buffalo    

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N1   WHT BLK  SSC; BLK Ganosote Lodge 159 and "Ellicott District"; Native American portrait in center    

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  Listed in error; no such Chapter    

Red Jacket
N1   WHT BLK  RED WWW, 159 BLK Chapter, Lodge, Council, Name    

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Data for 31 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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