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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
([1971])

Chapter 1: introduction ,   pp. 1-21 PDF (8.0 MB)


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foreign government, nation, institution, sect, ruler, prince, potentate,
person or people; he 
must have attained the age of eighteen years, 
be of sound mind, good ch-aracter, of 
commendable reputation and respectful vocation, 
a believer in the tenets of the Christian 
Religion, and one whose allegiance, loyalty and devotion to the Government
of the United 
States of America is in all things unquestioned, 
and shall have been a resident within the 
jurisdiction of the Klan to which he applied 
for membership at least twelve months.6 
In regard to the Klan's organization in the State of Wisconsin, Article Five
stipulated that the "....state of Wisconsin shall constitute a Realm
in this organization,, and shall be subdivided into Provinces and Klans;
a Province being a major division of said Realm, and a Klan 
being a local subordinate lodge or organization within a Province. "7
It is Province N1umber Four that this study is concerned with.8  Situated
in northwestern Wisconsin, the Province consisted of twenty-one counties.9
Insofar as infonmation was available, the study centers about Klan activities
in Chippewa, Polk, Barron, St. Croix and Pierce Counties. However, a caveat
shouild be entered. At the time the study 
was made, sufficient information regarding the first three 
6Article Six,. Articles of Incorporation of the Knights of the Ku Klux  Klan
of Wisconsin, p. 4., as found in Wyman Papers, Box 10.. 
7Article Five, Articles of Incorporation of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
p. 2, as found in Wyman Papers, Box 10.. 
8See testimony of J. H..Neff, Klan organizer for Province Number Four, in
Chapter Six.. 
9 
Again, see Neff's testimony in Chapter Six., 


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