Question by  Esc1 (2)

What is potlatching?

What is potlatching?


Answer by  crunski (7)

A Potlatch is a festival celebrated by the Indian Tribes on the Northwestern Pacific coast. Potlatching means "to give away"; during a potlatch the host family invites tribe members to their household for the purpose of re-distributing their wealth. A potlatch may occur for various reasons, including births, weddings, funerals.


Answer by  Ateen (37)

Potlatching is the redistribution of wealth, which occurs during a ceremony called "potlatch" celebrated by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Potlatches normally include feasts, music, dances, spiritual ceremonies, and the re-distribution and sharing of wealth.

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