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    Culture Bearers: 5 Carvers Who Kept Northwest Coast Carving Alive, Part 1

    From the late 1800s until 1934 in the U.S. and 1951 in Canada, the potlatch—the great system of celebration, honoring, witnessing, and wealth redistribution—was banned in an effort to kill indigenous cultural ways. Potlatch-related activities, such as carving, were banned. Authorities confiscated regalia. People who went to potlatches were arrested and jailed. And yet, the cultural ways survived.

    Source indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

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