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The lost tribe of Coney Island : headhunters, Luna Park, and the man who pulled off the spectacle of the century

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The Lost Tribe of Coney Island unearths the forgotten story of the Igorrotes, a group of "headhunting, dog-eating savages" from the Philippines, who were transported to New York in 1905 to appear as "human exhibits" alongside the freaks and curiosities at Coney Island's Luna Park. Millions of fair-goers delighted in their tribal dances and rituals, near-nudity, tattoos, and stories of headhunting. Journalist Claire Prentice, who has spent years researching the topic, brings the story to life. The book boasts a colorful cast of characters, including the disgraced lieutenant turned huckster Truman K. Hunt; his Filipino interpreter, Julio Balinag; the theme park impresarios behind Luna Park, Fred Thompson and Elmer "Skip" Dundy; and Dogmena, a beautiful girl who became a favorite with New York's social elite.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Westchester Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Pelham Public Library. (Show)

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Town of Pelham Public Library 305.8992 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31023151052516
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library 305.899 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31009154151819
Available
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Ossining Public Library 305.89 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31021152811799
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library 305.899 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31029153748597
Available
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Warner Library 974.7A PRENTICE (Text)
Nonfiction
31033152300020
Available
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White Plains Public Library 305.899 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31544200468023
Available
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