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The Zuni Man-Woman 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, Will Roscoe creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten.

"An important book that will bring to the field a better understanding of the role of the berdache in Pueblo culture."--John Adair, San Francisco State University

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This book focuses on the life of We'wha, perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American history. Through We'wha's exceptional life, historian Will Roscoe creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten.

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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.

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ISBN:
9780826313706
Author:
Roscoe, Will
Author:
Roscoe, W.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
American Indians
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Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This book focuses on the life of We'wha, perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American history. Through We'wha's exceptional life, historian Will Roscoe creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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