The Zuni Man-Woman (Will Roscoe)

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This book, winner of the 1991 Margaret Mead Award in anthropology, focuses on the life of We’wha, perhaps the most famous berdache (a person 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 hiddent and almost forgotten.