A family of Indians are transported to Europe as new inhabitants of a zoo, 1889.

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Visiting a large zoo in Europe and the United States of the early 20th century, you could see not only crocodiles, antelopes and hippos, but also humans in the enclosures.
Ordinary people, just like you and me, are less fortunate and belong to the "primitive tribes".
They were put on display as beasts, and few realized how monstrous and ridiculous it was.
German wildlife collector and entrepreneur Karl Hagenbeck loved animals very much.
He couldn't watch the poor suffering in cages for the public's pleasure.
That is why he was the first to create spacious enclosures with conditions close to natural ones - so that animals would not suffer so much and even lead some resemblance of their usual life.
Ironically, this same man decided to create human zoos - enclosures that contained humans on the same level with animals. More precisely, then no one really considered them people - they were representatives of tribes who were unlucky to fall into the hands of European researchers and anthropologists (and, in part, slave owners). In 1889, Hagenbek captured 11 people from the Selknam tribe from the islands of the Fireland. What's worse, it happened with the consent of the Chilean government. This was actually slavery, only slaves were forced to entertain the public, not to chop the cane. Individually people were exhibited as living exhibits long before Hagebnek, but he was the one who turned it into a new (and very profitable) business. Fire landers were shown in their "natural habitat": they were created an enclosure, in which they lived supposedly as in their homeland. It was a zoo in the middle of a reality show that also forced the audience to believe in their superiority. The appearance of new zoos was not long. Indians and Africans began to be captured in whole families.
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