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Spotted Unman Beings

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Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
June
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
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On the banks of the River Purus, in South America, is to be found a peculiar tribe of people, men, women and children, who have spotted skins of black and white. They live on the river banks or in the floating settlements in the lagoons, and pass their whole lives in fishing. In a district of Barbadoes, West Indies, known as Scotland, the majority of the resident are half-breeda by inter-marriage of half-caste or colored natives with Europeans. These people are more or less spotted ■with large brown marks, resembling exaggerated sun-freckles, the other parts being of a high flesh-colored tint. Being dressed in European costume, this peculiarity is not much observed, except in the face and neck. It is supposed to be a form of leprosy. These people are known by the nick-name of "Red Leg."

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Subjects
Ann Arbor Argus
Old News