Daughters of the American Revolution

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a service organization open to any woman age 18 years and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolutionary War Patriot. Much of the work of DAR is accomplished by volunteers in its chapters across the United States and internationally in order to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.


The Piestewa Peak Chapter, NSDAR, is a local chapter of DAR. Our chapter is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and our members come from many parts of the Valley and beyond.


Contact us to learn more about joining DAR and the Piestewa Peak Chapter, NSDAR.

Our Chapter

In keeping with the purpose of the National Society, chapter members work together on numerous projects to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We all have busy lives, so our projects offer ways to contribute that fit our schedules. We keep in touch across our many service projects through monthly meetings, where we enjoy bruch, and information program, a business session, and socializing. Learn more about our activities.

We invite you to contact our chapter registrar who will help you get started in becoming a member of DAR, including tracing your heritage to find an American Revolutionary War Patriot.


Chapter Namesake

Piestewa Peak (pronounced py-Es’-tuh’-wah) sits at an elevation of 2,608 feet and is the second-highest point in the Phoenix Mountains and the third-highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Before becoming part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, this mountain area was used for mining and grazing.

It is now a popular destination for hikers with the number of hikers second only to the Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Trail. Hiking to the summit offers 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding Phoenix metropolitan area.

The peak, previously called Squaw Peak, is named after Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa, a U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps soldier from the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona, who was killed in March 2003 during an ambush near Nasiriyah, Iraq. She was the first Native American servicewoman killed in combat in an overseas war.

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Website last updated: April 7, 2024


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