For many centuries, history books have fed us all lies about the reasons tens of millions of Native Americans who were, you know, alive before Europeans arrived in the Americas were suddenly no longer alive after the colonizers showed up. According to Dr. Andrés Reséndez, author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, and a history professor at the University of California, Davis, it was mass slavery, not epidemics or disease, that decimated the Native population of this continent. Reséndez, whose book was a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Bancroft Prize, will give a talk at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6pm. Cost is $10 general admission; free for members of El Rancho de los Golondrinas or the New Mexico Museum Foundation. Copies of Reséndez’ book will be offered for sale, courtesy of Garcia Books, and the author will sign copies after the event.