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This black and white photograph shows a group of "Indian Maids" from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's inter-tribal band. The women are wearing Native American apparel including jewelry. The band was organized in 1923 when three Native American musicians performed during a company picnic at the Santa Fe shops in Winslow, Arizona. The group became know as the "Santa Fe All Indian Band." Members consisted primarily of employees of 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: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s

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Item Number: 226469
Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #456.06-7658
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226469

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