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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company band, Window, Arizona

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Creator: Erb, Don

Date: September 1953

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #19.10

Unit ID: 303229

Summary: This photograph shows members of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's inter-tribal band, during the Navajo Tribal Fair, in Window, Arizona. The group 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.

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Title (Main title): Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company band, Window, Arizona

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