Keith V. Bletzer photographs of Guaymi Indians and industry, circa 1983

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-11
Creators:
Bletzer, Keith V.
Dates:
circa 1983
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
49 prints
silver gelatin
13 color prints
1 copy negative
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Keith V. Bletzer on the Valiente Peninsula in Panama documenting Guaymi Indians and their culture. They include images of Guaymi Indians, coconut harvesting, preparation of medicines, houses and house construction, boat building, and a fishing trip.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Keith V. Bletzer is a medical anthropologist and professor at Arizona State University. He conducted research among the Guaymi Indians of Cusapin, Panama, as part of his 1988 dissertation for Michigan State University, "Social origins of folk illness among Ngawbere of the northern Valiente Peninsula: The Case of Chakore and Ha Ko Botika." His project was funded by the Smithsonian Institution and by the Panamanian Museum of Man, both of which received specimens from the area.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-11
,
NAA ACC 89-55
,
USNM ACC 364391

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 89-11, Keith V. Bletzer photographs of Guaymi Indians and industry, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Guaymi artifacts collected by Bletzer can be found in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 364391.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Keith Bletzer to the National Museum of Natural History in 1985 as part of accession 364391. Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in 1989.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Termites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvesting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coconut Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boats and boating Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guaymi Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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