Two Spirits in History
Before European Christians forced gender roles, Native Americans acknowledged five genders: male, female, two-spirit males, two-spirit females and transgendered.
Two-spirits and transgendereds were highly revered throughout pre-invasion America. The first peoples thought that a person who was able to see the world through the eyes of both genders at once was a gift from the Creator.
Native American Two-Spirit
A culturally and spiritually distinct gender traditionally
recognized among Native American nations.