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  • Then made I preparation for the wedding, and the people that lived even to the east came for the food of the feast and the potlach token.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • We know thou comest of a mighty race; we are proud to have thee our potlach-guest; but the king-salmon does not mate with the dogsalmon, nor the Raven with the Wolf. '

    The Son of the Wolf

  • That night there was a grand wedding and a potlach; so that for two days to follow there was no fishing done by the village.

    The Wife of a King

  • Children were running about in the open, dragging dry wood to the scene of the potlach, a babble of women's voices was growing in intensity, the young men were consulting in sullen groups, while from the Shaman's lodge rose the eerie sounds of an incantation.

    The Son of the Wolf

  • 'May your potlach-smoke rise often, and the Sticks bring many furs with the spring.'

    SIWASH

  • I sat by the full pots of the potlach feast, and raised my voice in song, and danced to the chanting of the men and maidens and the booming of the walrus drums.

    GRIT OF WOMEN

  • I'd sooner be flat-bellied of hunger and be your woman, Tommy, than have a potlach every day and be Chief George's klooch. '

    SIWASH

  • Then he mingled with the men and maidens, and that night gave a potlach.

    The Sun of the Wolf

  • We know thou comest of a mighty race; we are proud to have thee our potlach-guest; but the king-salmon does not mate with the dog-salmon, nor the Raven with the Wolf. '

    The Sun of the Wolf

  • Cal falls for her and after a grand wedding and potlach, the two endure many hardships before he strikes it rich and builds a cabin for them in Circle City.

    “There be things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice.”

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