"The typical Indian Village on the Plaisance was not so much of a novelty as a study for American visitors to the Fair, They had seen Indians enough, but they had never seen members of widely separate tribes grouped together and so affording opportunity for comparison. To foreigners all were interesting, as savage races from abroad were to us, but to the American the contrast was the curious thing. It was decidedly marked, too. Here were remnants of some of the greatest tribes upon the continent, tribes whom the whites despoiled of vast regions and whom they almost annihilated; here were survivors of the Pottawatomies and Winnebagoes, tribes which, a comparatively short time ago, occupied the region about Chicago where the Exposition now upreared itself; here, too, were representatives of the great tribes of the Far West, not yet extinct, but rapidly going the way of their Eastern kindred. It was a curious and, in some respects, almost a saddening sight. The Indians themselves did not appear to be much depressed by the fact that their grandfathers were rulers when they themselves were but features of a show for the multitude. They lived placidly in their wigwams, their squaws and papooses about them, played the games in fashion with them; and gave an occasional war dance for the benefit of guests."