The Zuni Man-woman
This work focuses on the life of We'wha (1849-96), the Zuni who was perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American Indian history. Through We'wha's exceptional life, the author creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten.
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CHAPTER ONE The Middle Place
CHAPTER Two Wevha the Celebrated Lhamana
CHAPTER THREE Among the Most Enlightened Society
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