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Third and Fourth Genders in Native America

 

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Two-Spirits in History — Lozen (ca. 1845-1889)
Lozen with Geronimo

Lozen and Dahteste (Apache) (top row) among the captive Chiricahuas in 1886. Geronimo appears in front center.

As a result of visions she received as a young woman, Lozen acquired the power to locate the enemy and to heal wounds. Fighting with Geronimo, she also served as a mediator, together with her friend Dahteste, in negotiations with the American military. Lozen and Dahteste lived together during the tribe's captivity until Lozen's death from tuberculosis in 1889.




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