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Sunday, 16 March 2014 12:29

Join the Buffalo Soldiers at State Parks this Spring

Buffalo soldier and child talkingBuffalo Soldiers were our country’s first professional black soldiers and served on the western frontier more than 100 years ago. Their posts ranged from Texas to the Dakota territories where the soldiers’ main job was to support the westward expansion of the United States.

Buffalo Soldiers were some of the original outdoorsmen - hunting and fishing, camping, riding bikes and serving as some of the country’s first park rangers. Learn more about their history in this video.

Today’s volunteer Buffalo Soldiers will be visiting state parks this spring, teaching visitors about animal tracking, cane pole fishing, campfire cooking and telling stories of their history. Check the events calendar to find where they will be.

Want to volunteer with this group? If you can teach an outdoor skill, take great photographs, or just want to help, e-mail Buffalo Soldiers, call (512) 389-8569, or sign up online.