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This black and white photograph shows spectators watching the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's inter-tribal band at the Navajo Tribal Fair. The band 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.

Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1959 and 1961

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Item Number: 305914
Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #19.15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305914

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