Borderlands lecture event

Borderlands Lecture Series

Enslavement & Lafayette Head's 1865 Indian Census

Join us for another installment of our Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series with Virginia Sanchez.

Sánchez will discuss the legal and illegal trade that became a system of survival on the frontier, with trade expeditions creating economic opportunities for both cultures. Sánchez will introduce some southern Colorado traders and their licenses, a recorded trade route from Colorado, and documented trade locations. She'll discuss the treatment captive indigenous slaves received, as documented by oral histories and historical memories. And, she'll introduce Agent Lafayette Head’s 1865 Indian Census, examining its data from an alternate perspective.