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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date:  December 20 1937
Name: T T Robinson
Post Office: Atoka, Oklahoma
Residence Address:  Route 5, Atoka, Oklahoma 
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Field Worker: Joe Southern
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Pioneer Music - Violin and Organ

Mr. Robinson states that when he was thirteen years old he came to the Indian Territory in a covered wagon from Boone County, Arkansas, and located at Brooken, southeast of Eufaula.

He learned to play the violin for the Indians and others at their dances and other social gatherings while living there. In 1888 he moved to what is now Atoka County, Oklahoma, and has lived here ever since.

He has played the violin for the Choctaw Indians at their dances and other social gatherings for fifty-one years. He and his family have furnished the music many times at their church service, violin and organ.

He, also, has played in old fiddlers contests in Oklahoma for the past thirty years and has won many prizes in these contests. He has been married twice and seven children were born to each union; ten of whom are living now. Some of the children are very good musicians.

Transcribed for OKGenWeb by Sharon Tilman  <momz24@lvcm.com> [great great great granddaughter of Thomas Theadore (T T) Robinson] October 2002.