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The people and institutions which at one time or another have supported the work published here cannot be encompassed in a few pages, not least because this book draws in considerable part on materials fi rst collected for other purposes and other publications. Thus I can only say thank you, again, to everyone acknowledged more explicitly before (see Howe 1986, xv-xvi; 1998, vii-x), especially to the many colleagues and friends (epitomized by Mac Chapin, Olga Linares, and Joel Sherzer) whose
more » ... endship and support have spanned years and decades. The research specifi c to this book was funded in part by small grants from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at MIT, and by a grant (number GR6841) from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Royalties from its publication will be divided between the Congreso General Kuna and the Congreso General de la Cultura Kuna. As will become evident in Chapters 6 and 7, much here depends on research materials in Swedish, a language that at this stage in life I am entirely incapable of learning. Of necessity, I have depended completely on the helpful translations and paraphrases, intelligent explications, and unfl agging patience offered by Karin Antoni and Tor Schoenmeyr in Cambridge, and by Bo Ernstson in Göteborg. My debt is especially deep to Bo Ernstson, who guided me through the collections at the Museum of World Culture (Världskulturmuseet) in Göteborg during a research visit in September 2002, and who generously shared some of the results of his own work on Erland Nordenskiöld. Thanks also to the directors and staff of
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