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This photograph shows members from the Yakima Nations participating in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company band, during the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial parade in, Gallup, New Mexico. The troop was organized in 1923 when three Native American musicians performed during a company picnic at the Santa Fe shops in Winslow, Arizona. Later referred to as the "Santa Fe All Indian Band". Members consisted primarily of employees from the Santa Fe Railroad and representatives from as many as twelve Native American tribes. The band performed at a number of functions across the country including President Dwight Eisenhower's inaugural parade. In 1964, the band disbanded due to the lack of members. According to the back of the photograph the group is from Yakima, Washington.

Date: Between 1950s and 1960s

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Item Number: 303235
Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #4.7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 303235

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