At the potlatches the children of chiefs were initiated into secret societies.
The Kwakiutls still play many of their ancient and picturesque gambling games at their potlatches.
These potlatches were social as well as industrial functions, and dancing and singing were interspersed with the feasting.
At their "potlatches," as the raising bees were called by the whites, trading went on vigorously.
Two potlatches is bether thin wan, an' beyant that he ain't goin' to study.
Such giving of gifts, or potlatches, are still known among the Indians.
In these houses were held the potlatches, or gift parties, which were made by the wealthy chiefs.