Friday, March 11, 2016
The Texas Hoodoo War Did Not Take Place On The Tandy Hills
This morning whilst scrolling through Facebook I came upon that which you see here from the Texas Hill Country Facebook page.
A link to an article about The Hoodoo War of Mason County.
A war over rock formations?
I read the Texas Hill Country article and found nothing that explained why this war was known as The Hoodoo War.
I then Googled "Mason County Hoodoo War" and saw multiple links, one of which was to a Wikipedia article titled Mason County War in which I sort of learned why this was called The Hoodoo War via the following paragraph....
This was the beginning activity of the vigilance committee, or Hoodoos, who used "ambushes and midnight hangings, to get rid of the thieves and outlaws who had been holding a "carnival of lawlessness in Mason County"
So, apparently a vigilance committee is known as Hoodoos. I found no explanation as to why a vigilance committee is known as Hoodoos.