About Natchee: Since I had never heard of Natchee the Indian, of course I needed to look him up online. I found little information; usually what I found was in relation to his partnership with the better-known Cowboy Copas who died in the plane crash with Patsy Kline and others.
Here is a little about Natchee:
STORER, LESTER VERNON “NATCHEE THE INDIAN” (c.1913-1970):
Natchee was a fiddler born in Peebles, Ohio, who became well known in
southern Ohio in the 1930s. He and Lloyd “Cowboy” Copas traveled with promoter
Larry Sunbrock, who staged fiddle contests pitting Natchee against other famous fiddlers
of the day, including Clayton McMichen, Curly Fox, and Clark Kessinger. Natchee was
a showman and trick fiddler and would win a lot of the contests. The general consensus
is that the contests were probably fixed (most of the fiddlers were paid by Sunbrock).
There is some doubt that Natchee was even an Indian; he was rumored to be either Italian
or Greek. To add to the confusion, he worked on radio with “Indian Bill and Little
Montana” (Bill and Evalina Stallard). He apparently also worked around Dayton and
Cincinnati with Emory Martin and with Jimmie Skinner. Aside from all rumors, people
who saw Natchee remembered him for his showmanship. From the Miami University at Hamilton webpage on musicians from the Cincinnati area.
This photo of Natchee (the only one I could find online) is from
a page of old-time music photos on Perry Blech's website.