Recent Examples of potlatch from the Web
Sept. 2-3: Witness native canoes arriving in Blaine and experience an authentic potlatch celebration.
In 1884, the Canadian government outlawed potlatches, the public ceremonies that formed the basis of the Haida legal and political system.
Because totem poles were intricately tied to potlatches, the ban essentially spelled the end of poles.
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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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