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A Chimsyan Native in Full Potlatch Dancing Costume

A Chimsyan Native in Full Potlatch Dancing Costume by Case & Draper. The potlatch is a festival or ceremony practiced among Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. At these gatherings a family or hereditary leader hosts guests in their family's house and holds a feast for their guests. The main purpose of the potlatch is the re-distribution and reciprocity of wealth.

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