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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company band member

These two photographs show a drum major from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's inter-tribal band. The group organized in 1923 when three Native American musicians performed during a company picnic at the Santa Fe Railroad 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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