Cooking for Potlatch
Photo caption reads: "Potlatch - Margie Wright, left is cooking the beaver roast, Minnie Robertson will take care of the coffee and Poldine Carlo and Morris Thompson are mixing Indian Ice Cream for the Native potlatch to be held tomorrow night at the Eagles Hall. Lots of Eskimo and Indian delicacies will be served starting at 5 p.m. The affair is open to Natives and their spouses only. Morris is chairman of the potlatch." (Photo credit is not legible.)
The article below reads: "Lots of Delicacies Ready For Native Potlatch Here"
"The fourth annual potlatch sponsored by the Fairbanks Native Association will be held to commemorate some outstanding event in the lives of the native people. The Fairbanks potlatch will be in honor of the visiting chiefs here for the Tanana Chiefs Conference this week and also in honor of the North American Championship Sled Dog Races. It also enables all visiting natives from outlying villages to get together with their friends and relatives in Fairbanks.
Serving begins at 5 p.m. Members of the food commitee Poldine Carlo, Minnie Robertson and Margie Wright said the menu will include such things as shee fish from Huslia; bear meat from Hughes; muktuk from Barrow; seal oil from Kotzebue; as well as bear, moose, caribou and salmon. Other delicacies will be Eskimo Ice Cream, head cheese and pickled salmon. There will also be conventional dishes such as potato salad, pies and cakes. Most items on the menu are donated by people in Fairbanks area.
Because of limited space the potlatch is open to only natives and their spouses, 16 years and over. Admission is $2 per person. Other events will include dancing and the drawing for the lucky winner of the Sno-Go."
Source is Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, no date.