The story of a nele.
La historia de una nele
|Subject Language||Kuna, San Blas |
|Language PID(s)||ailla:119499 |
|Language of Indigenous Title|
|Title||The story of a nele.|
|Place Created||Kuna Yala|
|Language of Indigenous Description|
|Description||The story of a nele. This narrative concerns a female seer or shaman whose husbands die, leading to a crisis and the dispersal of the ancestors of the Kuna. |
The speaker, Sakla (Chief) Gonzalo Salcedo of the village of Niatupu or Tigantiki, recorded a number of narratives, cosmological descriptions, and elaborate metaphors from the chiefly tradition called Pap Ikar (Father's Way). The initial recording was of an unstaged teaching session in which Chief Salcedo instructed another village leader. In each of the subsequent recordings, made between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s, Chief Salcedo narrated one historical/mythological episode, one set of didactic metaphors, or one aspect of Kuna cosmology. The narratives were spoken into the tape recorder privately at home, without a Kuna audience, but the manner of the narration was almost identical with that used in the initial teaching session and in other teaching sessions that were not recorded. For one of the narratives, the Story of Inananatil (analyzed in Howe & Hirchfeld, 1981), Chief Salcedo was also recorded chanting the story in the gathering house of Ukkuppa village in 1975, offering an opportunity to compare the spoken and chanted narratives.
|Source Note||cassette 9.2|
|Contributor(s) Individual / Role||Salcedo, Gonzalo (Speaker) |
Howe, James (Researcher)
|Contributor(s) Corporate / Role|