Introduction

This virtual exhibit is the online counterpart to a yearly teaching display exhibited in the Peabody Museum that highlights somes of the wonderful potlatch objects in the museum collections.

This online exhibition was developed in 1999 to accompany two undergraduate courses:
Anthropology 105: Food and Culture, taught by Professor James Watson
and
Anthropology 148: Gifts and Goods: Anthropological Approaches
to Political Economy, co-taught by Professors Stanley Tambiah and William Fisher.