Promoting patriotism, education, and historic preservation in Steuben County, New York, since 1897
Kanestio Valley Chapter
"Canisteo" or "Kanestio?"
The Town of Canisteo Historian and DAR member, Leora Wilson Drake, wrote in a 1975/76 brochure, "We are indebted to the Senecas, of the Iroquois Confederacy, for the name of our town - Kanestio or Canisteo, as it is now used - Te-car-nase-teo, meaning literally 'board on the water,' but more generally construed to mean 'head of navigation'." So what better name for this DAR chapter located in this region.