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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company Band

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Date: Between 1950s and 1960s

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #4.15

Unit ID: 305899

Summary: This photograph shows members of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's inter tribal band at a parade in Gallup, New Mexico. The group was organized in 1923 when three Native American musicians performed during a company picnic at the Santa Fe shops in Winslow, Arizona. They were 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


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