Sons of the Tundra - Fraternal
lodge located in the town of Cicely, Alaska mentioned on episode
"Sons of the Tundra" (episode # 6.9 aired 11/28/1994) on the rural drama
Maurice J. Minnifield,
ex-astronaut, leading citizen of
Cicely, Alaska and a member of the Sons of the Tundra
The members of this "Men's Only Club" are called "Fraters."
The Fraters hosted an annual dinner that distributed toys.
Initiation fees cost $2000.
The Sons of the Tundra organization appeared during the sixth
season. The following cast appeared as members:
- Barry Corbin as Maurice J. Minnifield
- Apesanahkwat as Lester Haynes
- Doug Ballard as Ronald Arthur Bantz
- James L. Dunn as Hayden Keyes
- John Maxwell as Senator Monkton
- Bob Morrisey as Gil Le Fleur
The Sons of the Tundra motto: "Glacies
Frangenda Est." They greet each other with a two finger
salute off the right temple.
TRIVIA NOTE: In Britain, the
equivalent of the middle finger insult is the two finger salute
(index and middle finger). The two finger salute had it origins
in warfare when the French would cut off the index and middle
finger of all the captured archers to prevent them from taking
up weapons again.
During a monumental English battle against the
French, all the bowmen raised their two fingers in the air and
waved them at the French as a sign of protest. Ever since those
days, the two finger wave of the hand has been recognized as a
gesture of insult and defiance. (as explained by actor Michael Caine while guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno in January
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