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Payal Patel Jessica Sowards English 201 22 September 2017 “Two Spirit: The Story of a Movement Unfolds” In “Two Spirit: The Story of a Movement Unfolds” Zachary Pullin wrote about how genders and nonbianary identities have been recognized by some Native American tribes for centuries. These tribes treated the nonbianary members equally with respect and tribal recognition. Different tribes had different names for these gender fluid people, but in 1990, the phrase “two spirit” began to gain power across the Native America, as a way to unify American Tribal LGBTQ communities and to give definite respect to third gender tribal members. The term two-spirited used to refer to LGBTQ Native Americans. The term generally referred to individuals who were male bodied or female bodied, but show characters of the opposite sex and they do
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