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Members of a Dahomean tribe
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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 Benin.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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