Origin of potlatch
Examples from the Web for potlatch
He had just returned from a Government “potlatch” at the Tulalip agency.Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny
Potlatch (Give)konaway (every)sun (day)nesika (our)muckamuck.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
These holdouts, it was safe to assume, would be under surveillance on Potlatch Day.The Great Potlatch Riots|Allen Kim Lang
And then there were men from far-distant tribes, great travellers and seekers who had heard of the potlatch of Ligoun.Children of the Frost|Jack London
But I usually hastened to "potlatch" whatever I happened to draw off onto some one else at the earliest possible opportunity!The Land of Tomorrow|William B Stephenson, Jr.
Word Origin for 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."