El Dorado County Buffalo Soldiers History Presentation

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 21, 2018 / comments

[California Pan African Heritage Commission]

The Clarksville Region Historical Society will host leadership of the Northern California Buffalo Soldiers, 10th Cavalry Company G re-enactment group. This group represents the 10th Cavalry recreating the California Buffalo Soldiers in 1875.  Their formidable presence throughout the West was based at San Francisco Presido helping to establish Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

There are many theories as to its origin, but the nickname probably started on the Western Frontier with the Cheyenne, who thought the hair of the Black soldiers resembled the fur of the buffalo. Buffalo were revered by tribal leaders so any comparison between men and buffalo was considered high praise.  The Buffalo Soldiers distinguished themselves in both the 9th and 10th Cavalries as well as several infantry divisions  beginning just after the US Civil War.  This is a very exciting part of our California history.  Join us for a very enlightened evening Wednesday, April 25th in the El Dorado Hills Library Community Room at 6:30 p.m.

Free Admission
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
El Dorado Hills Library 
7455 Silva Valley Parkway 
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Have questions about El Dorado County Buffalo Soldiers History Presentation? Contact California Pan African Heritage Commission: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/california-pan-african-heritage-commission-16550278624