Story of Sasardi-Mulatupu, Story of Kauna

Historia de Sasardi-Mulatupu, Historia de Kauna

Object Details

Subject LanguageKuna, San Blas
Language PID(s)ailla:119499
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleStory of Sasardi-Mulatupu, Story of Kauna
Language Community
Place CreatedComarca de Kuna Yala
Date Created1981-09
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionIn 1981 James Howe made a visit of about ten days to Sasardi-Mulatupu in eastern San Blas (primary field site of anthropologists Joel Sherzer and Carlo Severi). While there, Howe recorded two cassettes with Saila (Chief) Muristo Pérez at home in Pérez' house.

In the text described here, Saila Muristo first narrates the history of the settling of the shore village of Sasardi and its successor island community Mulatupu-Sasardi, and then a history about Grandfather Kauna who lived in the Cauca Valley of Colombia. The story is part of a corpus of narratives typical of chiefly lore in eastern San Blas, in the sphere of influence first of Inanaginya and Inabaginya, later of Yabiliginya and Kauiti. These narratives are influenced by Christianity and popular Latin American history.
Source NoteB2.1, B2.2
Contributor(s) Individual / RolePérez, Muristo (Speaker)
Howe, James (Researcher)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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