A Haida Potlatch

In the old days, the Haida potlatched to each other, – and danced, – when a new house was built and when a man raised a totem pole in honour of his uncle, whose noble name he inherited and pledged his life to uphold. Today not only has the occasion for the event changed, but so have the witnesses. The Haida are now potlatching as a people to the world.

Marjorie Halpin
Foreword, A Haida Potlatch