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.
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):
NAA Photo Lot 89-11, NAA ACC 89-55, USNM ACC 364391
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Guaymi artifacts collected by Bletzer can be found in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 364391.