Kuna people of Panama . Sherzer laments that things that
were common knowledge when he began his studies with the Kuna are now
virtually unknown , such as the ``myth of the White Prophet (22 ) At
the time he first began studying the people of Kuna , the myth was still
performed in the old ways , with one chieftain chanting the story and
another chieftain , or the people , responding to the storytelling . Now ,
that portion of the community is virtually gone as the...