1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

TWO THOUSAND
TRIBES
This unusual pavilion is modeled on an aborigine hut and is named for 2,000 tribal groups throughout the world which are still so primitive they have no written language. It is sponsored by the Wycliffe Bible Translators, an American society dedicated to carrying the Scriptures to primitive peoples. The WBT reduces their unwritten tongues to simple phonetic systems, and translates the Bible into this new, easily understood writing. In the pavilion is a museum of artifacts from many tribes. Five contemporary paintings depicting Amazon scenes are displayed in an adjoining theater. From time to time demonstrations of the translating process are also given by WBT scholars.
* Admission: free to the museum; 50 cents to the theater.
* Performances in the theater every 15 minutes. Program lasts 7 minutes.
 Highlights 
BOWLS AND BLOWGUNS. On view in the museum are totem poles from the Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, brightly colored feather capes, carved wooden ornaments, bowls and woven work from North and South America. An exhibit also shows how Amazon Indians make blowguns and mix the poison they put on their darts - just one of the hazards WBT missionaries have encountered. Large photographs show WBT emissaries teaching basic hygiene and agriculture to primitive tribes, and providing medical care.
JUNGLE SCENES. On the stage of the 10-seat theater are shown panels, 10 by 25 feet, depicting in dramatic scenes the conversion of an Amazon jungle headhunter who learned to read and write, then taught fellow tribesmen. Lights pick out each mural in turn in the darkened theater.

TWO THOUSAND TRIBES

The ancient artifacts and modern progress of tribal groups around the world are shown in a large stylized aboriginal hut.

The pavilion, named for the world's "preliterate" tribes -- those having no written language -- is sponsored by the Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc., an organization dedicated to spreading the Scriptures and teaching literacy through phonetics.

TRIBAL MUSEUM. On view are Indian totem poles of the Pacific Northwest and the bright, feathered garb and household objects of various other tribes. Also shown are poisoned darts and blowguns and a head-hunter's belt made of human hair. Photographs depict Wycliffe emissaries teaching in the field.
JUNGLE THEATER. A five-panel mural depicts the conversion of an Amazon head-hunter chief.
 
Admission: free. Performances every 15 minutes.

 

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