Native exotics were exhibited along with physiological oddities. This was a universal practice in the 19th century shows. To the general public the strangeness and alien character of these individuals allowed them to be characterized and exhibited as freaks.
Figi Cannibals. Imported by P.T. Barnum for his Great Show. Ko Ratu Masi Moa. Ki Na Bose Yaco.
Brahamin Caste Hindoo. Looks like they have signed their names at the top verso. Also written bottom verso is “People from East India Madras.”