Guna Collection of Wikaliler Daniel Smith

Colección Guna de Wikaliler Daniel Smith

Object Details

Collection LanguageKuna, San Blas
Language PIDailla:119499
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleGuna Collection of Wikaliler Daniel Smith
Collector(s)Smith, Wikaliler Daniel
Depositor(s)Smith, Wikaliler Daniel
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis collection includes two different sets of recordings. The first are recordings made via cassette recorder in the late 1970s by Gunas who shared their personal cassettes with me. These are mostly chants, although there was also an interview of a speaker talking about his family history. The second are files in audio and video formats that were made during my fieldwork in 2010 and 2011. Fieldwork was possible thanks to grants from ELDP and NSF-DEL #0951944 to document everyday Guna spoken throughout different regions in the Guna territory known as Guna Yala in Panama. Among these files there are interviews about village and family histories and cultural practices, anecdotal narratives, and procedural material.