Friday, December 18, 2015

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island:

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island: Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century By: Claire Prentice
Non-Fiction: History, E-book

1st- We are back from our month(ish) of writing, and then gift buying. (We did finish a non-Nanowrimo piece today.)
2nd- This title was so long that I had to look up the book on-line to read it all.
3rd- All computers hate me, it is the only reasonable answer for this year, I do not know what I did to anger them, but they are mad.
4th- A review of the book. . .

This book is about the true story of when America first gained control of the Philippines and became enamored with the native peoples, especially the Igorrote tribe that were headhunters from the interior of the country.  They were first shown in the World's Fair in America and then Truman Hunt, got the idea to make money by showing them around the USA.  This started with a place on Coney Island, and ended up with them touring any county fair or amusement park that he could find, as he mismanaged funds, lied to governments, and kidnapped the tribes people after the one year term of their contract with him ended.  It is written in a novel format, but is based on all of the records that the author could find.  It also ends with more info on what happened to all the people, or at least all of the info they could find on them, as many of the records were lost, or there were not necessary much records to begin with. (For example, the records of people that went back to tribal life are almost nonexistent.)  It also deals some with other people that showed tribes people around America and Europe and the degrees in which the either also mistreated them, or treated them well, as well as the issues that this brought up

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