Secret of the Dance

The story centers around a young boy and his family's decision to preserve and celebrate their cultural traditions through a secret ceremony during a time in Canadian history when potlatches and feasts were forbidden by law. The circumstances described provide an opportunity for classroom discussion, critical thinking, and debate.
potlatch
potlatch ceremony
feast
dance
Aboriginal culture
elders
Indian Agent
government
Bear Clan
Big House
Dzunukwa
Wild Woman
Hamatsa.
Author/Publisher/Website
Spalding, A,; Scow, A.
Primary Identifier
97781554691296
Subject
English Language Arts