She guessed that it was there that the potlatch was to be held, and wondered what would happen when the Indians had feasted.
potlatch (Give)konaway (every)sun (day)nesika (our)muckamuck.
Many pieces of goods had been provided for the potlatch, and these were given away, given and received with dignified politeness.
He had just returned from a Government “potlatch” at the Tulalip agency.
The old chief wished to take Gretchen to his wigwam for a month, and have her play the violin on the great night of the potlatch.
We took materials for a potlatch,—leaf-tobacco, rice and sugar.
And that night at Lewis's they gave Howard Eaton a potlatch.
When he had secured a large accumulation of such things, he gave a potlatch.
This is, no doubt, due to the influence of the potlatch which is among these people the central social and ceremonial feature.
Jim was very anxious that I should attend the closing-day of the potlatch.
1845, "a gift," from Chinook jargon pot-latch, "a gift," from Nootka (Wakashan) patshatl "giving, gift." Later (1865) in sense "ceremony in which gifts are exchanged."