Talamancans : SA19.
This collection of 8 documents, seven in English and one in Spanish, provides general information for the Bribri, Boruca and Cabecar subcultures in southern Costa Rica; information on the Terraba is limited. Historical reconstructions cover the Conquest and Colonial eras of the sixteenth through nin...
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New Haven, Conn. :
Human Relations Area Files,
|Series:||EHRAF World Cultures. Middle America and the Caribbean.
|Summary:||This collection of 8 documents, seven in English and one in Spanish, provides general information for the Bribri, Boruca and Cabecar subcultures in southern Costa Rica; information on the Terraba is limited. Historical reconstructions cover the Conquest and Colonial eras of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Most primary evidence pertains to a few decades before and after the turn of, and one decade in the middle of, the twentieth century (1873-1917, the 1950s). Gabb and Stone respectively present general ethnographies for the late nineteenth and middle twentieth centuries, with particular focus on the Bribri and Cabécar. Skinner adds some description of funerary customs for an intermediate time, but for the most part describes material culture in detail, much of it collections representing crafts already extinct. Pittier supplies a collection of Bribri and Boruca folklore from the end of the nineteenth century. Nygren looks specifically at Bribri mythology as it relates to social identity within the nation of Costa Rica during the twentieth century. Ibarra and Meléndez provide more strictly historical works: Ibarra analyzes the contrasting trajectories of the Boruca and the Cabécar-Bribri in maintaining their cultures under external pressures, from first European contact through the nineteenth century; Meléndez documents the career of the last Talamancan king at the end of that period.|
|Item Description:||This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2013 and is a revision and update of the microfiche file.|
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