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May 18, 2021: Colorado Artist Challenges Indigenous Stereotypes; ‘Going To Trinidad’

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Artist Gregg Deal draws on stereotypes to break them down. The title of his exhibit, “Merciless Indian Savages,” comes straight from the Declaration of Independence. Then, the Southern Colorado town of Trinidad was known as the "sex change capital of the world.” Author Martin Smith’s “Going to Trinidad” tells the story of pioneering surgeon Stanley Biber.