Trans identity in the Old West

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Our popular image of the American West is that the cowboys were the heroes, Native Americans were the villains, women were frail and treated like property and trans people didn't even exist. Except, of course they did. We hear about a new exhibit at the Washington State Historical Society profiling trans people who lived in the American West, including here in Washington.

Guest: Peter Boag, Washington State University history professor and co-curator of 'Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West'

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