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Rabbit Tail, Shoshone scout, 19th century

(I wrote this about ten years ago. I would write it from somewhat more of a materialist perspective today).

The Way of The Berdache

Introduction

Some, but not all Native American tribes had a social role for what we call a berdache, a transgendered person. Not much is really known about these
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