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Because totem poles were intricately tied to potlatches, the ban essentially spelled the end of poles.
In 1884, the Canadian government outlawed potlatches, the public ceremonies that formed the basis of the Haida legal and political system.
Sept. 2-3: Witness native canoes arriving in Blaine and experience an authentic potlatch celebration.
Without receiving approval from the opposite moiety at a memorial potlatch, the replica hat remains just that.
The last traditional potlatch held in Anchorage was at a fish camp near Cairn Point, just north of the Port of Anchorage.
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Origin and Etymology of potlatch
First Known Use: circa 1858See Words from the same year
First Known Use of potlatch
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