The Zuni Man-Woman

The Zuni Man-Woman

by Will Roscoe, W. Roscoe
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0826313701

ISBN-13: 9780826313706

Pub. Date: 06/28/1992

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

The Zuni Man-Woman focuses on the life of We'wha (1849-96), the Zuni who was perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American Indian history. Through We'wha's exceptional life, Will Roscoe creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten

Overview

The Zuni Man-Woman focuses on the life of We'wha (1849-96), the Zuni who was perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American Indian history. Through We'wha's exceptional life, Will Roscoe creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten.

"An important book that will bring to the field a better understanding of the role of the berdache in Pueblo culture."—John Adair, San Francisco State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826313706
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
773,508
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.89(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >