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edited by Carl Henrik Langebaek
Jacobo Walburger, an Austrian Jesuit, wrote a "Breve Noticia" on the indigenous people of Darién in 1748. The text is transcribed in its entirety here, preceded by Langebaek's analysis of the ethnographic information contained in the Breve Noticia, which deals with Cuna social organization, the natural environment, and Spanish colonial pressure. Langebaek argues that the indigenous institutions described by Walburger were not truly indigenous at all but rather the outcome of Cuna social restructuring in the face of the stresses of colonization. In Spanish.
Published by Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), 2006. 115 pp. ISBN: 978-958-695-251-4.
$15.00 (shipping included). Order code UA030.