The Peoples of the Pirá-Paraná Collection of Stephen Hugh-Jones and Christine Hugh-Jones

La Gente del Pirá-Paraná Colección de Stephen Hugh-Jones y Christine Hugh-Jones

Object Details

Collection LanguageBarasana
Language PIDailla:119786
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleThe Peoples of the Pirá-Paraná Collection of Stephen Hugh-Jones and Christine Hugh-Jones
Collector(s)Hugh-Jones, Stephen
Hugh-Jones, Mary Christine
Moser, Brian
Depositor(s)Hugh-Jones, Stephen
Hugh-Jones, Mary Christine
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis archival collection contains textual material, audio recordings, photographs, maps and artwork relating to the languages, culture, society and history of the Tukanoan-speaking Barasana, Bará, Eduria, Itana, Karapana, Makuna and Tatuyo peoples living in and around the basin of the Río Pirá Paraná in the Departamento del Vaupés in Southeastern Colombia.

The archival collection is the outcome of the Hugh-Jones’ repeated visits to the Pirá Paraná region from 1968 to 2017 for anthropological and linguistic research, for work relating to culturally-appropriate education in collaboration with the Asociación de Capitanes y Autoridades Tradicionales Indígenas del Río Pirá Paraná (ACAIPI) and for film-making in collaboration with Brian Moser, Howard Reid and Wade Davis.

Funding for these visits was provided by the Social Science Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, King’s College, Cambridge, the Firebird Foundation, the British museum, La Fundación Gaia-Amazonas, UNESCO, Granada Television and Central Television. This funding is gratefully acknowledged.

Full bibliographies for Christine and Stephen Hugh-Jones’ works relating to Tukanoan-speaking peoples are included as part of this archive (see the folder "Hugh-Jones Bibliographies"). Their principal works are listed below in the References.

See for a finding aid in English, and for a finding aid in Spanish.

The preservation of this collection was supported by the grant PD-260978 Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwest South America from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ReferencesHugh-Jones, Christine. 1979. From the Milk River. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hugh-Jones, Christine. 2013. Desde el rio de leche. Bogotá: Universidad Central.
Hugh-Jones, Stephen. 1979. The Palm and the Pleiades. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hugh-Jones, Stephen. 2013. La Palma y los Pléyades. Bogotá: Universidad Central.