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Thread #4257   Message #1839256
Posted By: JedMarum
20-Sep-06 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: Origins of Shenandoah
There used to be another thread on this subject, but you can n longer post to it - so I thought I'd continue the disucssion here.

I had been asked the source of the lyrics I'd posted,lyrics that seemed to tie the Indian Nation history to that of the Civil War, and it seems to me the battle of Pea Ridge, as we now call it. Here's the answer I posted to the broken thread:

There's a little shop in Atoka OK, called the Confederate Museum. Here's the link. I drive by it on my way to Kansas City and points North. I stopped in one day and visited. Browsed the museum and the shop. Bought a book and ran into an old boy and his dog at the rest stop. He'd stopped for lunch apparently but was playing his guitar and singing as I was heading out - so I stopped, listened and chatted for a while. He played the song with those words, as near as I remember. I asked him about the story and he said he'd learned it that way. Said he didn;t know the history. I wrote it down as soon as I got back into my truck.