Cotton States Exposition
View of Native Americans from the Indian Exhibit located in the Midway of the Cotton States and International Exposition. This exhibit featured 15 tipis and a theater where audiences could apparently watch traditional dances and ceremonies reenacted. With the extermination of its peoples and the destruction of their way of life, the Native American culture seemed to be vanishing across the country. Expositions and attractions at world fairs wanted to capitalize on the public's interest in the American Indians. The Indian Village at the Cotton States and International Exposition portrayed the Native Americans as primitive, a cultural loss necessary in the greater fight for progress.
Perdue, Theda. Race and the Atlanta Cotton States Exposition of 1895. University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Howe, Fred L.
Atlanta History Center: Kenan Research Center: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Renner, Julie R.
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Item Identifier: VIS 145.69.01
Still Image Item Type Metadata
Silver gelatin print
7 x 9 inches
Howe, Fred L. , “Indian Village,” Atlanta Rail Corridor Archive, accessed January 22, 2018, http://atlrailcorridorarchive.org/items/show/314.