While studying other cultures is intriguing, perhaps there is a better way to do so than to the way it was presented in the 1904 World's Fair. Read these articles for more information:
In the first article, Living Zoos, you will read about the Igorot village, in which more than 1,000 people from the Philippines were displayed - living examples of primitive tribes. Find out why this area of the city became known as Dog Town.
In the second article, The Tragic Tale of the Pygmy in the Zoo, you will discover a young man named Ota Benga. This man whittled his own teeth into points and billed himself as a cannibal to gain the interest of potential visitors.
The third article tells about the Apache Indian in custody as a prisoner of war. Geronimo lived in the Apache village on the World's Fair grounds, signing autographs, selling photographs, and performing in a wild west show.
Were these human displays an interesting way to learn about cultural differences, or were they more akin to a zoo where people were treated like animals? Take one of the opinions below and write an opinionated essay (five paragraphs) to support it. Include evidence from the appropriate article in your essay.