Gregg Deal is "The Last American Indian on Earth"

  • Artist Gregg Deal is "The Last American Indian on Earth." Born and raised in Utah, Mr. Deal is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe. Today he resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area with his wife and three children. His performance art combats stereotypes of Native Americans as noble artifacts, and/or perceptions of an antiquated people without a voice. The outfit Deal wears during his performance is comprised of imitation regalia–clothing and jewelry made inauthentically, or as knock-offs whose intended usage is mainly costume oriented. As an artist, Gregg occupies multiple spaces, part social justice oriented activist, and partly an irreverant, cartoonish, in-your-face mascot.