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The section in the Garland County entry concerning "neutral ground" for Native Americans is derived from a myth disseminated by European settlers. Similar stories are told at several spring water spa sites around the country. Please see Didn't All the Indians Come Here? Separating Fact from Fiction at Hot Springs National Park by Mark W. Blaeuer.

Sharon Shugart
Hot Springs, AR