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Unformatted text preview: little social mobility Slaves treatment varied Shamans had greater powers than commoners: cure sickness Potlatch: To Give Away To show and perform inherited rank and privilege An occasion where names/ranks/songs/dances we “claimed” or “shown” Stories were told abot the connection to ancestors and the history of the names Guests themselves witnessed and by receiving gifts, validated the claims No one should leave a Potlatch without a gift Nightmare-Bringer-Nest Mask Copper/ Willie Seaweed Owner Transformation Mask/ Alert Bay Wolf Msk...
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- Spring '08
- Pacific Northwest, Kwakwaka'wakw, social standing Commoners, Geography Raised Kwakiutl, Tschimchin Franz Boaz, Shamans Local villages/town