Many Buffalo Soldiers interacted with Native Americans in Nebraska, South Dakota, and other places. In my research, the names of some have been found. I am glad to see that in many places, both private and government, attention is being given to these soldiers.
According to the National Park Service’s website, “The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a study of alternatives to commemorate and interpret the role of Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the national park system, recommend ways to enhance historical research, education, interpretation, and public awareness of their stewardship role in the national parks, and identify ways to further connect the Buffalo Soldiers story to the development of national parks and African-American military service following the Civil War. The NPS would like your help to enhance our understanding of the Buffalo Soldiers story, current efforts underway to tell the story, and potential opportunities to improve public awareness.”
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