- Collection ID:
Carter, William E., 1927-1983
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
color silent; 1400 feet
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage documenting various aspects of daily life and ceremonial activities in an Aymara altiplano village, Igavi Province, Bolivia. Documentation includes: an Aymara wedding with church service and festivities; festival activities during Carnival which includes various costumed and masked-dance traditions (e.g., Morenda dancers) performed in the village plaza; a funeral service and burial; and various economic and subsistence activities including brickmaking, plowing, and harvesting of grain. Footage forms part of the William Earl Carter Papers in the National Anthropological Archives.
Legacy Keywords: Dance morenda Carnival Bolivia ; Weddings Aymara Bolivia ; Carnival Bolivia ; Funerals mortuary practices Aymara Bolivia
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Previously titled "Willian E. Carter Footage of Aymara Village, Bolivia."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 1986.
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
William E. Carter film of an Aymara village, Bolivia, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The National Anthropological Archives holds the William Earl Carter papers.
Human Studies Film Archives
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