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A potlatch is a giving festival, that comes from the culture of indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest of America. The word itself, coming from Chinook Jargon, means a gift or to give away. As opposed to the constant gathering and centralisation of stuff known from capitalistic systems, potlatches serve the redistribution as part of a different economic system.
Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch by Aldona Jonaitis