Monument 7 

The Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalo Soldiers Monument

Curator:   Camp Naco Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club  

Theme: The Buffalo Soldiers

Background:  Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars.  Buffalo Soldiers served this Nation with Honor, Respect and Loyalty, even under the most adverse conditions imaginable. The United States was in a state of change and in many cases that led to some very violent exchanges of border disputes, citizens of low values and the wild ways of the west. Buffalo soldiers took on the responsibility of being the original border patrol, the original protectors of many homesteads, the guardians of supply routes, builders of communities and communications infrastructure as westward expansion took place. Buffalo soldiers have served from the time of the creation of six all black regiment in 1866. The 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry became known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Military service for the Buffalo Soldiers included The Spanish-American, Philippine-American wars, WW1, WW2, Korean War. The last segregated Army regiments were disbanded in 1951 during the Korean War. Fighting abilities was not the only recognition of the Buffalo Soldier. In 1907 to 1947, Non-Commissioned officers of the 9th Cavalry began training West Point Cadets in riding skills and tactics. Buffalo Soldiers also served in our National Parks as the first Park Rangers beginning with Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks between 1891 to 1913. They also oversaw and in many times took part in construction of park, roads, buildings, railroads and communications infrastructure. Buffalo Soldier became highly respected and admired for service, courage, ferocity, riding skills, building skills and provided the utmost honorable service to our Nation. Buffalo Soldiers are a legacy and a great contribution to the birth of our Nation.

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