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Re: Hootin annie and wigwams

Posted by Ms. Laurie S. Dell, B.A. on February 13, 2005

In Reply to: Hootin annie and wigwams posted by Where did it come from? on February 09, 2005

Actually the term is "Hottinany". This term refers to a howdown or a party and it comes from the hill country of the blue ridge and smoky mountains of Tennessee in America and was primarily used in the late 19th and early 20th century to refer to a large gathering where food, drink, and music, was plentiful. I have never heard of the "wigwams" part but have heard of "wiggleworms" which referred to people who danced and moved about like wiggleworms on a hook.