This Igorot boy was invited to the White House and met a US President
An orphan adopted by Ilocanos surnamed Cabrera, he was about 12 years old when anthropologist Albert Ernest Jenks and his wife employed him-along with Bontoc boys Pitapit, Falikao, Bugli, Maklan and Sitlanin-to work as interpreters for an ethnology project about the Igorots.
Antero, the English-speaking Igorot sensation of the 1904 World's Fair, died around 1940. Decades later, his granddaughter, Mia Antero Apolinar Abeya returned to St. Louis, Missouri to deliver a moving message about treating fellow human beings with fairness and respect, regardless of their background.
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