“Barbaric Babies” from Around the World

The California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 featured “barbaric babies” around the world. Ancestries included Hawaiian, Apache Indian from Arizona, Esquimau (eskimo), and Japanese.

The Morning Call (San Francisco) says, “such an assortment of barbaric babies will never be seen again, for race characteristics are disappearing rapidly and the customs of many strange tribes will be broken by innovations learned at Chicago and San Francisco.”

Hawaiian tot Mileka Moki grew up on raw sweet potato, cane juice, and poi and would likely learn to swim before she learns to talk. Even at two years old, she could dance hula.

Read about these babies in the article “Barbaric Babies: A Queer Lot to Be Found at the Fair.” “Read more about it!”


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