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Richard LaFortune (Anguksuar) Accession, 1937-2007, undated

The Two-Spirits Papers includes manuscript, visual, and digital materials. Topical coverage is given over to general Two-Spirit issues, the representation of Native Americans in the national GLBT community, gender identity, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and the organizational records of the American Indian Gay and Lesbian Center in Minneapolis, MN. Manuscript materials include event flyers, publications (full magazines, newsletters, and booklets, as well as clipped articles), correspondence (from private individuals, inmates, and organizations), fundraising materials, and posters. Visual materials include photos of fundraising events and several enclosures from different correspondents. Digital media includes several floppy disks. The artifacts within the collection are largely ceremonial and include packets of loose tobacco, sage, cedar needles, and a woven basket. Three folders contain relevant materials to the trans community and are marked with an asterisk (*) in the folder list below.

Many of the folders in the collection were given folder numbers in the upper right-hand corner as part of a previous inventory of the collection. Users are advised that these numbers are not part of the current organization and should be ignored


  • 1937-2007, undated

Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Material related to lawsuits present in the Richard LaFortune (Anguksuar) 2015 Accession are restricted until the year 2045.


From the Collection: 19 Linear Feet (19 record cartons)

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area