Native Americans, in common with most peoples around the world, celebrated special occasions with communal meals, generally rendered as “feasts” in English. Some feasts formed part of seasonal sacred ceremonies, others accompanied meetings of secular voluntary societies, and still others commemorated family events, such as the visit of a dignitary, a success in diplomacy or war, the naming of a child, or the completion of a house. In general, feasts that were part of a sacred ceremony were... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 3p.