JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Beyond the Berdache

The Two-Spirit Tradition in Native American Experience: worth reading because it goes beyond the usual lump-all-Native-gay-stuff-under-"berdache" routine and provides an overview of several different tribal terms and practices. Male only, I'm afraid, but I'm sure digging long and hard enough will one day result in the unearthing of an equivalent site on the female side (many tribes acknowledged the male spirit in a woman's body, with such individuals being raised and treated as warriors/hunters and taking wives).

P.S. Main site being added to the GLBT section of JLS' Favourite Oddities & Curiosities ... click on "Reference & Research" to see what's already there.

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