When:
June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2017-06-10T10:00:00-07:00
2017-06-10T14:00:00-07:00
Where:
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley
CA 95389
USA
Cost:
$30 per car or $0 if traveling with a pass holder
Contact:
Gina Hanse-Sedor
559-407-0571

SJVCSS Yosemite Hangout!

School's Out - Let's Relax Together!

Yosemite

Buffalo Soldiers, like their white counterparts in U.S. Army regiments, were among the first park rangers, in general, and backcountry rangers, in particular, patrolling parts of the West. African-American army regiments, formed just after the Civil War, had been dispatched westward where these black soldiers fought in the Indian Wars and were eventually given the name Buffalo Soldiers by the Cheyenne and other Plains Indians who saw a resemblance between their dark, curly hair and the matted cushion between the horns of the buffalo.

In this 1899 photo, Buffalo Soldiers in the 24th Infantry carried out mounted patrol duties in Yosemite.

In this 1899 photo, Buffalo Soldiers in the 24th Infantry carried out mounted patrol duties in Yosemite.

Approximately 500 Buffalo Soldiers served in Yosemite National Park and nearby Sequoia National Park with duties from evicting poachers and timber thieves to extinguishing forest fires. Their noteworthy accomplishments were made despite the added burden of racism.

Learn local history as you relax.

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Children are welcome to attend.