We'wha

We'wha

We'wha (1849–1896, various spellings) was a Zuni Native American from New Mexico, and the most famous lhamana on record. In traditional Zuni culture, the lhamana are assigned-male-at-birth people who take on the social and ceremonial roles usually performed by cis women in their culture. They wear a mixture of women's and men's clothing and much of their work is in the areas usually occupied by Zuni women. They are also known to serve as mediators. Some contemporary lhamana participate in the pan-Indian two-spirit community. In 1886, We'wha was part of the Zuni delegation to Washington D.C. She was hosted by anthropologist Matilda Coxe Stevenson and, during that visit, We'wha met ... more on Wikipedia

We'wha is ranked on...

The Most Famous Trans People from History 3.4M VIEWS There have always been plenty of gay and lesbian historical figures, but transgender history can be a little bit trickier to...