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Read the section in Chapter 3 addressing the Northwest Coast Indian potlatch. What was/is the potlatch? Why, do you think, it was made illegal in the 19th century? Search online and find out more about the history of the potlatch and the ceremonial art used. Make sure to cite your source(s).

Can you find any examples of contemporary potlatch art? Here is a contemporary guitar by William Kuhnley, a Nuu-chah-nulth (Ditidaht) artist.

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