Two-spirits were often free to express themselves in ways that many transgender people today still cannot. A transgender Zuni princess named We'wha even served as Native American cultural ambassador to Washington back in the late 1800s. Perhaps someday, modern America will become as socially enlightened as Native tribes of three centuries ago. But, uh ... baby steps, America.
For more on the subject of Two Spirits, pick up a copy of Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality.
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