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So how does your hatred of homosexuals fit into your above self aggrandizing prattle?
If your whole life is connected spiritually, then you learn that self-pride the image of self- is connected with everything else. That becomes part of who you are and you carry that wherever you are.
Two-Spirit of the White Mountain Apache
Strange country this, a white man wrote in 1850 about the Crow nation of North America,where males assume the dress and perform the duties of females, while women turn men and mate with their own sex!
Spanish colonialist Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca Wrote:
I saw a devilish thing,
Sinful, heinous, perverted, nefarious, abominable, unnatural, disgusting, lewd
Was the words used in describing Two Spirits he saw.
Jesuit Jacques Marquette
Describing Two spirits in his first trip down the Mississippi in the seventeenth century,
They are summoned to the Councils, and nothing can be decided without their advice. Finally, through their profession of leading and Extraordinary life, they pass for Manitous, that is to say, for Spirits, or persons of Consequence.
Joseph Francois Lafitau
They believe they are honored he wrote in 1724,they participate in all religious ceremonies, and this profession of an extraordinary life causes them to be regarded as people of a higher order
Antonio de la Calancha, a Spanish official in Lima. Calancha wrote that during Vasco Nuñez de Balboa´s expedition across Panama, Balboa saw men dressed like women; Balboa learnt that they were sodomites and threw the king and forty others to be eaten by his dogs, a fine action of an honorable and Catholic Spaniard.
Conquistador Nuño de Guzman
The last person taken prisoner after a battle, who had fought most courageously, was a man in the habit of a woman
Spotted Eagle (White Mountain Apache)
I was born in 1945 I grew up totally accepted. I knew from birth, and everyone around me knew I was Two-Spirited. I was honored. I was a special creation; I was given certain healing gifts because of that, teachings to share with my people and healings. But that changed not in my generation, but in generations to follow.
There were three variations; the way the women spoke, the way the men spoke, and the ceremonial language. Which way of speaking did she use?I spoke all three. So did the two older Two-Spirit people on my reservation.
Spotted Eagle explained that the White Mountain Apache nation was small and isolated, and so had been less affected early on by colonial culture. (there was no)mission school system on the reservation until the late 1930s or early 1940s. Spotted Eagle said she experienced her first taste of bigotry as a Two-Spirit in those schools.I was taken out of the mission school with the help of my people and sent away to live with an aunt off the reservation I have some very horrible memories of the short time I was there .But as far as my own people, Spotted Eagle continued,we were a matriarchy and have been through history. Women are in a different position in a matriarchy than they are out here. It´s not that we have more power or more privilege than anyone else, it´s just a more balanced way to be. Being a woman was a plus and being Two-Spirit was even better. I didnt really have any negative thoughts about being Two-Spirit until I left the reservation.