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To: PennsylvaniaMom

It sounds like an Indian Potlatch. Isn't that where some tribes in the Northwest would compete in assembling their most valuable good and then destroy them to show who's best?


6 posted on 09/13/2006 6:16:46 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Muslim immigration breaks democracy into a self-defeating system .)
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To: x_plus_one
It sounds like an Indian Potlatch. Isn't that where some tribes in the Northwest would compete in assembling their most valuable good and then destroy them to show who's best?

Yes, except it's our entire culture they're destroying.

8 posted on 09/13/2006 6:43:56 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=- ("We will crush your heads!" - Saddam Hussein, always good for a laugh)
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Depends on the tribe. Sometimes the items were destroyed, in a display of "excess" wealth, and other times the host was expected to give all his most valuable things away.


11 posted on 09/13/2006 7:15:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("If you're going through Hell, keep on going! Don't look back ... if you're scared, don't show it!")
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