Survivors of Captivity: Agent Lafayette Head's 1865 Indian Census
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 6:00PM — 8:00PM
Join author Virginia Sanchez for this installment in our Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series. The enslavement of indigenous women and children in Colorado Territory between 1861 and 1874 is well documented in U.S. military and civil records, but too often it's a forgotten and untold story. Frontier life saw cycles of warfare, raids and retaliation as property was redeemed, family members were reclaimed and laborers were secured. Documented episodes reveal the extent of trade, raid and the enslavement of indigenous peoples by Hispanos, and newly found documents give voice to these untold histories. Some of those documents disprove the notion that Lieutenant Governor Lafayette Head was always a friend of the Hispanos.
The stories told in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit are getting richer. Join authors, artists, scholars, and activists from around the country this fall for the Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series as they deepen discussions an complicate narratives on various Borderlands topics. All talks are free and open to the public.
This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo. Talks at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center are further sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.