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Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for July 2015

July 16, 2015

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it seems an appropriate time to highlight library materials related to Two-Spirit people or third and fourth gender individuals. Two-Spirit is an umbrella term used when describing gender-variant members of American Indian societies. The social and spiritual roles performed by such individuals within a given community are defined with terms unique to each indigenous culture. Currently on display in the public reading area of the library, these four selections document a broad range of this subject’s recorded history. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

Sovereign erotics: a collection of Two-Spirit literature
Driskill, Qwo-Li … [et. al.], editor
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2011
Heard call number PS509.H57 S68 2011

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Myths from the Arapaho to the Zuni: An Anthology
Elledge, Jim, editor
New York : Peter Lang, c2002
Heard call number E98.S48 G38 2002

Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America
Roscoe, Will
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1998
Heard call number E98.S48 R67 1998

The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture
Williams, Walter L.
Boston : Beacon Press, c1992
Heard call number E98.S48 W55 1992