In many Native American tribal societies, it was not uncommon for some men to live as women and some women to live as men. A compelling, harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of resilience and self-discovery. Articles Marcia Zug, Traditional Problems: In this way, we come to see how their work contests the homophobic, sexist, and exclusivist policies and attitudes of tribal communities as well as those of the nation-state. Driskill intertwines Cherokee and other Indigenous traditions, women of color feminisms, grassroots activisms, queer and Trans studies and politics, rhetoric, Native studies, and decolonial politics. The theoretical and methodological underpinnings of Asegi Stories derive from activist, artistic, and intellectual genealogies, referred to as "dissent lines" by Maori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
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Yet attempts to find current role models in these historical figures sometimes distort and oversimplify the historical realities. Two-Spirit People: Skip to main content.