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THE NEW YORKER

15 December 2014 The Lost Tribe of Coney Island, by Claire Prentice (New Harvest). In 1904, the United States government, eager to drum up public support for its occupation of the Philippines, brought thirteen hundred Filipinos to the St. Louis … Continue reading

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LEO Weekly

November 26, 2014 BOOK: When ‘the most extraordinary sideshow’ came to Louisville BY CLAIRE PRENTICE     Little more than a century ago, Louisville played host to one of the most extraordinary sideshows ever to tour the United States. A … Continue reading

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The Commercial Appeal

‘The Lost Tribe of Coney Island’ uncovers a wild, lost moment in Memphis history Michael Lollar   It began as a respectable attraction, dignified as an exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair, but turned into a shocking sideshow that gave … Continue reading

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MY BOOK, THE MOVIE

Claire Prentice’s “The Lost Tribe of Coney Island” Claire Prentice was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was working as a journalist in New York when she chanced upon an old black and white photograph of a group of tribespeople wearing … Continue reading

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The Page 99 Test

Claire Prentice is an award-winning journalist whose work has been published in the Washington Post, The Times of London, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Online, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.   She applied the “Page 99 Test” to her new … Continue reading

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National Geographic

Tribal Headhunters on Coney Island? Author Revisits Disturbing American Tale New book examines troubled history of Filipino tribe brought to America in 1905. Linda Qiu National Geographic Published October 27, 2014 Transplanted from the Philippines to New York’s famous Coney Island … Continue reading

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The Coney Island Blog

Guest Post: Claire Prentice Posted on October 29, 2014 For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by Coney Island and its rich history. Several years ago, I took the train out to Coney for a day trip. … Continue reading