in 1904, the st. louis world fair exhibited captured indigenous filipinos. if they didnโ€™t perform for the white audience, they were starved. many went โ€œmissing.โ€ the exhibit led americans to perceive the Philippines as uncivilized and needing to be tamed by colonialists.
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the u.s. government spent $1.5 million taking 1,300 Filipinos to the St. Louis Exposition as a scheme intended to drum up popular support for America's policies in the Philippines by showing that Filipinos were not ready for self-government. nobody knows what happened to them.

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damn, I'm not super in touch with my roots so seeing this has me really bummed.
I had no idea, thanks for sharing this
Thanks for posting this! It's important to remember and retell our history! It made remember an exhibit at @smithsonianapa by artist Taryn Simon. Simon tracked the 158 descendants & relatives of Cabrera Antero, one of the Filipinos at the St. Louis Fairโ€ฆ
Letโ€™s stop racial hate. Not all Americans are bad, same na not all Filipinos are good. Yes, some American did atrocities sa Philippines yet wag tayo mag generalize. A wealthy philanthropist Andrew Carnegie tried to save Philippines, but the Filipinos chose to be colonized by AM.
Her account is incredible. Iโ€™m learning stuff about my people that Iโ€™ve never heard of before bc the US tends to keep parts of history like this under wraps...
Should of stayed in your countries then ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป GO BACK FILIPINO!!
That's why they called us a puppet govt. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
They were brought to the US with basically nothing and no one knows whether they got to come home.
Igorots. Those are my ancestors. I knew how they made Filipinos think that they were helping us during our battle with Japan but they actually took that oppurtunity to make us their puppets. I just never knew they did THAT.
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