The Improved Order of Red Men was founded in Baltimore in 1834 as a fraternal, social, insurance and political society in
the United States. The first tribe was Logan Tribe No. 1 in Baltimore, MD. However, the I.O.R.M. claims, that it is a lineal
descendent of earlier patriotic organizations - the Sons of Liberty, Tammany Societies or Columbian Order, and the Society
of Red Men.