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.
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
I had no idea, thanks for sharing this
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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