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Discussion of We'Wha, a Zuni male who dressed and lived as a woman in her tribe. The Two-Spirit tradition in Native American cultures is well-documented although terminology in government documents often used colonially imposed terminology. For more on the Two-Spirit tradition see Duane Brayboy's discussion in Indian Country Media Network:
Annual Report of Bureau of Ethnology, 1902 (The Zuni Indians: Their Mythology, Esoteric Fraternities, and Ceremonies)
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photographs, we'wha, zuni, two-spirit, lgbtq native americans, terminology, and duane brayboy