Human Zoo in which people are kept as exhibits

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 Human Zoo in which people are kept as exhibits


Columbus was the first person to show human beings as exhibits. He captured many Native Americans on his way and brought them back to Europe for appreciation.

Subsequently, many businessmen and colonial forces followed Columbuss example, putting the captured people into the zoo and declaring that the human zoo was free to visit. Because of race, many people would like to go to the zoo to see the so-called strange people.

Aboriginal people living in zoos, mainly in Africa and America, but also from Asia, many Chinese women were tricked into shipping to Europe to show their deformed feet due to foot binding.

One of the most famous Asians was probably Ye Mingchen, governor of Guangzhou and Guangdong in the late Qing Dynasty. When he was captured by the British army, he thought he was in a high position and could be treated as a senior prisoner of war. Unexpectedly, the British sent him to the Indian zoo and Ye Mingchen died of hunger strike.

Among the people living in the zoo, the most impressive one is the Selkenans from South America. Europeans are curious about these people because they have lived in isolation for a long time.

The Selkenans, also known as the Onas, were discovered only in the late 19th century and had lived in isolation from the rest of the world. The average height of this tribe is 180, strong and able to adapt to extreme conditions.

However, when European colonists started animal husbandry in South America, their hunting grounds were turned into pastures, and a large number of captive animals prevented the Serkenians from hunting. They believed that captive animals were not personal goods, so they began to hunt animals raised by colonists, which made the colonists dissatisfied and began to hunt. Massacre, and use the ears of the Selkenans to exchange for bonuses.

At the same time, a large number of Selkanans were transported to Europe for exhibition. With illness and death, the Selkanans gradually disappeared. In 1975, the last Selkanese died, and the tribe completely disappeared in the long river of time.

Source: Easy Moment Studio Responsible Editor: Liu Bo_NX5373