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The Zuni man-woman

Author: Will Roscoe
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roscoe, Will.
Zuni man-woman.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)636398143
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Will Roscoe
ISBN: 0826312535 9780826312532 0826313701 9780826313706
OCLC Number: 22662786
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1991
Description: xxi, 302 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: A death that caused universal regret --
The middle place --
We'wha, the celebrated Lhamana --
Among the most enlightened society --
The country was full of soldiers --
The rites of gender --
Two-fold one-kind --
They left this great sin --
The berdache tradition --
The beginning --
Correspondences of the Zuni origin myth --
Kan'a kwe synonymy.
Responsibility: Will Roscoe.

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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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