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Gender and sexuality in indigenous North America, 1400-1850 / edited by Sandra Slater and Fay A. Yarbrough.

Contributor(s): Slater, Sandra | Yarbrough, Fay A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2011Description: 202 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781570039966 (cloth : alk. paper); 1570039968 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Sexual behavior | Indians of North America -- Psychology | Gender identity -- United States -- History | Sex role -- United States -- History. -- Sex role -- United States -- History | Indian women -- United States -- Social conditions | Indian women -- United States -- Biography | Two-spirit people -- United States -- History | Indians of North America -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 305.897
Contents:
Subverting gender roles in the sixteenth century : Cabeza de Vaca, the conquistador who became a Native American woman / M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo -- "Nought but women" : constructions of masculinities and modes of emasculation in the New World / Sandra Slater -- Revisiting gender in Iroquoia / Jan V. Noel -- Who was Salvadora de los Santos Ramirez, Otomi Indian? / Dorothy Tanck de Estrada -- Hannah Freeman : gendered sovereignty in Penn's peaceable kingdom / Dawn G. Marsh -- Women, labor, and power in the nineteenth-century Choctaw Nation / Fay A. Yarbrough -- Womanish men and manlike women : the Native American two-spirit as warrior / Roger M. Carpenter -- Two-spirit histories in Southwestern and Mesoamerican literatures / Gabriel S. Estrada.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subverting gender roles in the sixteenth century : Cabeza de Vaca, the conquistador who became a Native American woman / M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo -- "Nought but women" : constructions of masculinities and modes of emasculation in the New World / Sandra Slater -- Revisiting gender in Iroquoia / Jan V. Noel -- Who was Salvadora de los Santos Ramirez, Otomi Indian? / Dorothy Tanck de Estrada -- Hannah Freeman : gendered sovereignty in Penn's peaceable kingdom / Dawn G. Marsh -- Women, labor, and power in the nineteenth-century Choctaw Nation / Fay A. Yarbrough -- Womanish men and manlike women : the Native American two-spirit as warrior / Roger M. Carpenter -- Two-spirit histories in Southwestern and Mesoamerican literatures / Gabriel S. Estrada.

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Eight essays concern historical information on the roles of gender and sexuality within the indigenous peoples of North America. The authors discuss historical documents regarding how European men considered the gender roles of indigenous women and men. Most interesting is the case made for the lack of a binary society in the Iroquois nation, which may provide proof for a civilization that comes closest to being matriarchal. There are two essays about the berdache, or two-spirit people. These essays contain quotes from various historical figures regarding European homophobia and disgust with the indigenous people for tolerating and in many cases honoring these figures, some of whom are famous. Each essay is thoroughly cited and extremely informative. Gender distinctions have long been an obsession in US society, and this book makes it clear that the lines blurring such dual roles have appeared throughout history. The authors are historians, and thus their approach is historical, not anthropological, but this is still an extremely useful text for anthropological studies. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty. S. J. Zuber-Chall Emporia State University

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