Two Spirits: A Story of Life with the Navajo

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Lethe Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 331 pages
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Twenty years after publishing his groundbreaking The Spirit and the Flesh, anthropologist Walter L. Williams breaks his silence and publishes another book on Native Americans by teaming up with award-winning writer Toby Johnson. Together they have produced a work of historical fiction that is striking in its evocation of Navajo philosophy and spirituality. Set in the Civil War era of the 1860s, this novel tells the story of a feckless Virginian who finds himself captivated by a Two-Spirit male highly respected among the Navajo. It is a story of tragedy, oppression, and discrimination, but also an enlightening story of love, discovery, and beauty. This book illuminates the truth of what the United States did to the largest indigenous people of this nation. Full of suspense, plot twists, and endearing romance, Two Spirits will captivate readers.
  

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User Review  - Penny01 - LibraryThing

Sad. A look at the darker side of American history. Read full review

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User Review  - Gerry Burnie - Goodreads

This is a novel that admirably fits the category of 'historical fiction'. The history: Set in the rugged Territory of New Mexico in the 1860s, it tells the story of a tender love that blooms against a ... Read full review

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Walter L. Williams is an acclaimed professor if anthropology and gender studies at USC. He co-founded and chaired the Committee on Lesbian and Gay History for the American Historical Association, and was an officer of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.

Toby Johnson is the author of three non-fiction books that apply the wisdom of Joseph Campbell, his teacher and "wise old man," to modern-day social and religious problems, three gay genre novels that dramatize spiritual issues at the heart of gay identity, and two books on gay men's spiritualities, gay spirit, and the mystical experience of homosexuality.

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