“Highly insensitive” carousel horse at a Thornton park removed – The Denver Post

THORNTON — A carousel horse at a park has been removed after the city was made aware of it’s insensitive imagery.

Over the weekend, M.J. Jimenez was riding the park’s carousel with her 8-year-old niece. That’s when she noticed the horse in front of her.

“My mouth dropped open when I realize it was a Native American head in a saddle bag,” said Jimenez of the carousel.

The carousel was made in the 1920s. It was purchased by the City of Thornton from a local store that went out of business. It was moved to Carpenter Park in 2013.

“It’s a dehumanizing tactic, and it sort of shows we are not people,” said Leala Pourier, an Indigenous People activist.

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