UW Health Sciences Library

July 24, 2015

EVENT: What’s a Potlatch? Presentation in the HSL Red Area July 28 at 2 pm

Join us to hear Tony Ward-Smith from the Burke Museum talk with us about this tradition of the Coast Salish and Northwest Coast peoples. Free and open to all!

July 28, 2015 2 pm Tony Ward-Smith

What’s a potlatch? Join Burke Museum Docent Tony Ward-Smith in the Red Area at HSL as he describes the sights, purposes, and history of this gift-giving tradition practiced by the Coast Salish and Northwest Coast peoples. The potlatch has been a social and economic focal point of these cultures for centuries, and this living tradition continues to be an important practice for these peoples.

This event is free and open to all.