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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Potlatch- sharing giving thanks

Watercolour by James Gilchrist Swan (1818-1900) of the Klallam people of chief Chetzemoka (nicknamed 'the Duke of York'), with one of Chetzemoka's wives (nicknamed 'Jenny Lind') distributing potlatch at Port Townsend, Washington, The status of any given family is raised not by who has the most resources, but by who distributes the most resources.

Potlatch-
sharing
giving thanks

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