Hamms Indians

Other Names:Schmidt Indians

Minneapolis, MN United States
Founded: 1921

Inactive Senior
1962 Blue Tango * Blue Moon * Beyond The Blue Horizon * Birth of the Blues * Blue Hawaii  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The St. Paul, MN Post 8 American Legion Indians Senior Drum & Bugle Corps was sponsored by Schmidt Brewing Company, and organized in October 1921. In 1959 the Schmidt Indians Senior Corps reorganized under the sponsorship of the Jacob Hamm's Brewery and were then known as the Hamm's Indians. Hamm‘s Indians were a senior marching and maneuvering and parade corps based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The corps‘ uniforms included full feather headdresses.

Awards included the 1961-63 Minnesota State American Legion titles, the 1961-63 Minnesota State VFW titles, and the 1961-63 Minneapolis Aquatennial title. They also appeared in the 1965 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, the first non-California corps to do so.

One story relates that the corps had to borrow equipment from a junior corps at one competition because their trucks were too full of beer for the instruments to fit in. Another involves the frustration of an Army officer trying to inspect the feathery Indian costumes for uniformity.

The Indians were active through at least 1965.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps; DCW, 4/02, p.12]

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Hamms Indians

Hamm's Indians from the Bill Ives Collection


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