Both Columbus and the Vikings are said to have
discovered America, but the Asians were the earliest explorers
of America, crossing over the Bearing Strait from Russia to Alaska
on a land bridge. This tribe of Eskimos set up camp north of
the fair grounds. Although they were not by the Anthropology
Building, they did fit in with the ethnographic displays of indigenous
peoples that settled on the continent of America prior to Columbus.
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