Item #: 278
Shelton Johnson, Interpretive Ranger for Yosemite National Park presents the Legacy of the Buffalo Soldier, an interpretive program that provides an opportunity to see and understand how the history of the Buffalo Soldier unfolds in the early development of the Yosemite Valley. The all black Buffalo Soldiers were named by the Native American Indians (as a term of respect) who compared their bravery to that of the buffalo, and compared their hair to the tuft of hair between the buffalo horns. Shelton has long been concerned about the scarcity of African Americans visiting our national parks, and he has given his presentation all over the U.S. in hopes of attracting minorities to our national treasures.
Shelton Johnson is also the author of "Gloryland" a fictional novel about Buffalo Soldiers, and he appeared in the Ken Burns' documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."
2 hours 42 minutes
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