Friendship Dance
chickamaugacherokee.org

The Friendship Dance reflects a balance between genders. When invaders came to Cherokee land they ruined the gender roles. Before women had power over their children, homes, and community agriculture. Christian Europeans forced their ideas of male supremacy, rigid gender categories, and sexuality as something to be suppressed onto the Cherokee. Cherokee Two-Spirits feel it is in their power to restore duyuktv because of their relationship with gender.

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