If POCs have truly done nothing of significance towards creating the world as it is today then why not just write us into the history books to shut us up?
And if the influence of Native Americans on the shape of America is negligible then what danger is there in mentioning it?
Two-Spirit People (also Two Spirit or Twospirit) is an umbrella term sometimes used for what was once commonly known as berdaches, Indigenous North Americans who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations communities.
Third gender roles historically embodied by Two-Spirit people include performing work and wearing clothing associated with both men and women. The presence of male two-spirits “was a fundamental institution among most tribal peoples.”Male and female two-spirits have been “documented in over 130 tribes, in every region of North America.
These individuals were sometimes viewed in certain tribes as having two spirits occupying one body. Their dress is usually a mixture of traditionally male and traditionally female articles.
Two-spirit people, specifically male-bodied (biologically male, gender female), could go to war and have access to male activities such as sweat lodges. However, they also took on female roles such as cooking and other domestic responsibilities. Today’s societal standards look down upon feminine males, and this perception of that identity has trickled into Native society.
Two-spirits might have relationships with people of either sex. Female-bodied two-spirits usually had sexual relations or marriages with only females. In the Lakota tribe, two-spirits commonly married widowers; a male-bodied two-spirit could perform the function of parenting the children of her husband’s late wife without any risk of bearing new children to whom she might give priority.
The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back - 1986
(Warning for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders: contains footage,images and voices of those now deceased)
In 2014 this history still stays secret, educate yourselves.
white people willingly refrain from throwing around ‘voldemort’ but start a earthquake when they’re told ‘n-gga’ isn’t for them
White people won’t say Beetlejuice 3 times but say “nigga” like it ain’t nothing
White people scared to say Bloody Mary, but will look at a black person with no fear and say nigga