Dahomey was a small country in west Africa. A
Frenchman known as Pene brought a Dahomean tribe to the fair.
A settlement illustrating the various aspects of Dahomean life
was built on
the Midway. The centerpiece of the settlement was a circular
theater for the performing of ceremonial dances. Dahomey no longer
exists. It was conquered by the French in 1894 and
then regained independence in 1960. Today Dahomey is known as
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.