The remote American territories of Alaska and the Yukon were a complete mystery to most Americans.
The Esquimaux (or Esquimau), was an attraction that gave the Pike-goer a hint on this frigid
region. The attraction consisted of a Esquimau Village, complete with dog sleds and glaciers.
There were sled dog shows, Esquimau displays of athletic skill, and matrimonial and burial ceremonies.
The Klondike Mining Company had a display of panning for gold.
Esquimaux men cracked their whips to snatch a coin from a volunteer's fingers.
The finale of the show was a representation of the Aurora Borealis.
Building cost: 17,300 dollars
Price of Admission- 25 cents adults 15 cents
Exhibition Profit- 44,062.70 dollars
Esquimau Kayaking 1904 World's Fair
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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Esquimau Group with Dogs and Sealskin tents which they lived in during the summer.