Hoffman, Captain Carl Von
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An explanation of the Explorers' Club as an association, an educational institute, recognized by the Government, which only men who have done things in the field of exploration may join. Some history of the Club, the membership, and medals awarded. Some words on the advance of modern behaviour through the world, speaking as an anthropologist. Primitive men as the present representatives of our ancestors. A closer look at a modern country such as Japan today. Effects of the automobile on civilization. The speaker's close associations with primitive men with whom he has lived in Africa. Showing the audience that the negro is a human being. A look at the white man's efforts to make a Christian of the native, told through an illustrative anecdote. Clearing up some misconceptions about Africans. The speaker proceeds to inform the audience through personal anecdotes and events, about the life of the African native.