Born in 1849 in what is today New Mexico, We'wha showed early traits of the Ihamana (now more commonly known by the pan-Indian name Two Spirit), male-bodied persons who assumed social and ceremonial roles more commonly performed by women in Zuni culture. As an adult, We'wha rose to prominence as a spiritual leader, artist and cultural ambassador.
Learn about the remarkable life and accomplishments of We'wha in this article from the National Women's History Museum.
Brandman, Mariana. (2021, June). We'wha. National Women's History Museum. https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/wewha