FORT GARLAND— The Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series continues on Thursday, March 7, starting at 6 p.m. at the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, located at 29477 Hwy. 159 in Fort Garland.
The topic for this week’s presentation will be “The Other Slavery,” a talk concerning slavery and Native Americans, presented by Professor Andres Resendez of the University of California, Davis.
This presentation will examine the system of bondage that targeted Native Americans, a system that was every bit as terrible, degrading, and vast as African slavery. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 million Native Americans may have been enslaved throughout the hemisphere in the centuries between the arrival of Columbus and the beginning of the 20th century.
And interestingly, in contrast to African slavery which targeted mostly adult males, the majority of these Indian slaves were women and children.
The Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series began last October and will continue through early Summer 2019. Presentations will be hosted at El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum, and Trinidad History Museum at regular intervals. Across the three sites there will be more than 20 opportunities to listen to and engage with speakers from January through May.
Each presentation is free and open to the public. This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.
More information about the presentation series can be found at h-co.org/BorderlandsTalks or by texting “Borderlands” to 474747.
Fort Garland Museum can be reached at 719-379-3512.