A short etymological investigation occasioned by reading "The Dawn of Everything":

"potlatch": from Chinook Jargon pátlač to give, a gift, a giving-away ceremony, from Nootka Jargon pa'chēētle, pa'chatle to give, give me, pah-chilt, from Nootka p̓ačiƛ to make a ceremonial gift in a potlatch, adopted into English use in the 19th century

@Gemlog
I had a colleague in Vancouver -- originally from Czechoslovakia -- who used to describe solidly made things as "skookum".

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@mpjgregoire
Yes, 'skookum' is one of the common words. 'chuck' and 'salt chuck', 'saiwash'... others.
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@mpjgregoire
Oh yeah, our local movie house: tillicumtheatres.com/
bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/tyh and another place along the Skeena named Tyhee. Probably lots more if I think on it longer - or go through a dictionary.
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