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Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences

The Kutenai Female Berdache: Courier, Guide, Prophetess, and Warrior

By Claude E. Schaeffer, 1965

Instances of male sexual deviation were apparently not infrequent among the Indians of northwestern North America and certain tribes particularly in that area were noted for such sexual aberrancy. The assumption of a masculine role and status by women, however, was of comparatively rare occurrence. An unusual instance of female incongruity was met with among the Kutenai Indians of western Montana and adjacent parts of Idaho and British Columbia during the early decades of last century.

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