Photo: Remembering the 'Last Potlatch'

Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2004

From left, Reggie Peterson, Ben Didrickson and John Nielsen, watch as ceremonial objects are presented during the Kaagwaantaan 100th anniversary commemoration of "The Last Potlatch" on Saturday in Sitka. In 1904, as non-Natives tried to eradicate Native culture, Tlingits held a potlatch that was slated to be the last of its kind. The recent two-day gathering celebrated the endurance of Tlingit traditions and brought together Natives from around Southeast.

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