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What is the meaning of potlatch at which Mark meets Keetah's sister?Its a part of the...

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skii | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 26, 2008 at 7:37 AM via web

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What is the meaning of potlatch at which Mark meets Keetah's sister?

Its a part of the book called I Heard The Owl Call My Name.

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liln8ve | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted November 26, 2008 at 7:44 AM (Answer #1)

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A potlach is a gathering of people where each person is expected to bring a dish of food to be shared among the group.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted November 26, 2008 at 12:03 PM (Answer #2)

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A potlatch is more than just a gathering. It is a Northwest Native American feast, usually held to mark an important occasion. The host gave gifts to the guests, and sometimes gave away all of his possesions. Among other things, a potlatch was a way of increasing the host's status.

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