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Navajo dancers entertaining a tourist train, June 1963 Durango, Colorado.
photograph by George Hight
National Museum of the American Indian
  Economic realities forced Native Americans to do things that seem degrading by today’s standards. In the Southwest, the railroad brought tourists to pre-selected stops to be entertained and offered a variety of curios for sale. Cultural authenticity was often sacrificed to please the stereotypical notions of the tourists.

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