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Human Zoo: For Centuries, Indigenous Peoples Were Displayed as Novelties - ICTMN.com

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Human Zoo: For Centuries, Indigenous Peoples Were Displayed as Novelties - ICTMN.com: In 1893 a group of indigenous Aymara Bolivian men traveled to the United States so that they could be put on display at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Columbian Exposition, which celebrated the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. While researching their story, Nancy Egan, a doctoral student in Latin American history at the University of California, San Diego, delved into the history of indigenous people brought to the United States and Europe and put on display in what she calls “human zoos.”


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