American Indians •  Anthropology •  Biography and Gender Studies

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The Zuni Man-Woman

Will Roscoe

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

6 x 9 in. 328 pages 28 halftones, 1 maps, 2 tables