Highland Chontal ethnohistory materials

Mss.Rec.66

Date: 1968 | Size: 4 reel(s)

Abstract

Field recordings made in San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) in the September of 1968, with consultants Damian Flores (age 25), Clemente Zarate (47), and Porfirio Nicolas Flores (90). Folkloric, ethnohistorical, and autobiographical stories and discussions, some in Spanish only, some in Highland Chontal only.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

4 sound tape reels (2 hr., 58 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono ; 3 in.

4 sound tape reels (2 hr., 58 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono ; 3 in.

Processing information

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Related material

Translations of the recordings, as well as related Highland Chontal manuscript material by the collector, are available in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Chontal Indians -- Economic conditions
  • Chontal Indians -- Folklore
  • Chontal Indians -- Medicine
  • Chontal Indians -- Religion
  • Highland Chontal language
  • San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) -- History


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
  
01-01. Flores, Damian. Turner, Paul R., 1929-.
Account of the religious conversion of a young man
1968-09-0600:26:00

"This is an account of the religious conversion of a young man who describes in detail the customs of his former Folk-Catholic religion." Predominantly in Spanish.

General physical description: 00:26:00


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Chontal Indians -- Religion

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12598

01-02. Flores, Damian. Turner, Paul R., 1929-.
Account of a folk doctor and his curing methods
1968-09-0900:29:21

"The same young man describes the activities of a folk doctor and the means he uses to cure people." Predominantly in Spanish.

General physical description: 00:29:21


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Chontal Indians -- Medicine

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12601

Tape 2
  
02-01. Turner, Paul R., 1929-. Zarate, Clemente.
Account of how original sin entered the world, how dogs were created, and why the Chontals are poorer than foreigners
1968-09-0400:33:04

"An older man describes how original sin entered the world after man was created; how dogs were created; and why the Chontals are poorer than foreigners." In Highland Chontal only.

General physical description: 00:33:04


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Chontal Indians -- Economic conditions; Chontal Indians -- Religion; Adam & Eve; Highland Chontal language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12606

02-02. Turner, Paul R., 1929-. Zarate, Clemente.
Account of witches in San Matias Petacaltepec
1968-09-0400:26:38

"The same man describes all the witches that he can remember in San Matias and what happened to them." In Highland Chontal only.

General physical description: 00:26:38


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Witchcraft; Highland Chontal language; Chontal Indians

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12609

Tape 3
  
03-01. Flores, Porfirio Nicolas. Turner, Paul R., 1929-.
Account of how dogs were created and how original sin entered the world [1 of 2]
1968-09-0200:15:37

Predominantly in Highland Chontal.

General physical description: 00:15:37


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Highland Chontal language; Chontal Indians -- Religion

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12612

03-02. Flores, Porfirio Nicolas. Turner, Paul R., 1929-.
Account of how dogs were created and how original sin entered the world [2 of 2]
1968-09-0200:16:05

General physical description: 00:16:05


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Highland Chontal language; Chontal Indians -- Religion

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12616

Tape 4
  
04-01. Flores, Porfirio Nicolas. Turner, Paul R., 1929-.
Account of the history of San Matias Petacaltepec
1968-09-0300:16:24

General physical description: 00:16:24


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Highland Chontal language; Chontal Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12620

04-02. Flores, Porfirio Nicolas. Turner, Paul R., 1929-.
Account of the prices of articles and the boundaries of the village when the speaker was a boy
1968-09-0300:14:22

General physical description: 00:14:22


Geographic Name(s): San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Subject(s): Highland Chontal language; Chontal Indians -- Economic conditions; Chontal Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:12624