|We'ha: The Life & Times of a Traditional Zuni Two-Spirit
In this illustrated talk, historian Will Roscoe will share the story of We'wha (1849-1896), a Zuni two-spirit who was a potter, weaver and leader of ceremonial activities for the tribe. Two-spirits in American Indian societies traditionally combined male and female roles and were recognized as belonging to a third gender. Perhaps the most celebrated of all two-spirits, We'wha even met United States President Grover Cleveland -- and is one of the indivuals recognized on the Rainbow Honor Walk in San Francisco's Castro District. Roscoe is author of The Zuni-Man Woman (1991) and editor of Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology (1988).
The talk is cosponsored by Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAIT), and representatives of the group will introduce the program. http://www.baaits.org/