Video Details

GLBT - Two Spirit people

Category: Lecture-Discussion2018-02-15  
Project: GLBT - Two Spirit people
logoWe'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.

View video on host site
Location: GLBT museum
Venue: GLBT History Museum
Organization: GLBT Historical Society


Alexandra WirthEditor