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'Living Exhibits' at 1904 World's Fair Revisited

Antonio, an Igorot villager, photographed in war dress. Igorots performed native dances for fair attendees hourly. (St. Louis Public Library photo)

By Greg Allen, NPR

St. Louis, MO – St. Louisans are commemorating this year the centennial of the 1904 World's Fair, an event originally held to mark America's progress.

Among those returning to the city to mark the occasion are the descendants of tribal peoples put on display in so-called "living exhibits" that recreated their native villages.

To hear a report from NPR's Greg Allen, click here.


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