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Apache Warrior and Medicine Woman


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“LOZEN is as my right hand. Strong as a MAN, braver than most, and CUNNING in strategy, Lozen is a SHIELD to her people.”
—Apache chief Victorio

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In my book Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America, I briefly summarize the story of Lozen, the Apache medicine woman and warrior woman. Since then I’ve been able to do additional research, which has lead to me attribute even greater significance to her role in Apache history. I originally posted this slideshow in PowerPoint format in 2005. Now I've been able to update it and convert it to short video. I offer it here as a public lecture/work-in-progress.

—Will Roscoe
September 6, 2021