Of Gold, Spanish Conquistadors, And Ibaloi Generational Memory

Michael Armand P. Canilao


Published with the assistance of the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of Spain and Universities in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands.

This work identifies some important preliminary considerations towards an understanding of the early peopling of southern Benguet, and the role of the Ibaloi in the foundation of the earliest settlements in the area. The author argues that just as gold played a crucial role in the peopling of numerous highland areas in Southeast Asia, it could have played a similar role in the migration of the Ibaloi to the gold-rich mountain ridges of Benguet between the 14th and 15th century or even earlier.


*Available for purchase at CSC Office. 132 pages, Book paper. Php 250.00

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