Back in Bontoc, Antero was plain "Balonglong" to his family.

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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