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Two-spirit people

LC control 95004103
Topical headingTwo-spirit people
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Indian men-women
Two-spirits (Indians of North America)
See alsoIndians of North America
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Indian gays
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Scope noteHere are entered works on North American Indians, especially men, who assume the dress, role, and status of the opposite sex.
Found inWork cat.: 95019964: Trexler, R.C. Sex and conquest, 1995.
American Heritage dict. (two-spirit: a person, especially a Native American man, who assumes the sexual identity and is granted the social status of the opposite sex. Usage note under berdache: Due to the derogatory implications implicit in the etymology of berdache, contemporary Native Americans have suggested that its scholarly use be discontinued. Among the alternatives in current use, the most widely employed is two-spirit.)
LC database, June 26, 2006 (two-spirit people)
Google search, June 26, 2006 (two-spirit people)
Steward handbk. So. Am. Ind.: v. 1, p. 324, v. 4, p. 531.
Web. 3 (Berdache (Bardash))
Pueblo man-woman potters and the pottery made by the Laguna man-woman, Arroh-a-och, c2005: p. 72 (men-women; men who chose to dress and live as women)
Roscoe, Will. The Zuni man-woman, 1991.