They joined for a better life and to fight for their country. They served valiantly on foreign battlefields and in the face of egregious racism at home. Explore the places throughout the country that these African American men known as the Buffalo Soldiers helped build, protect and operate. Immerse yourself in their stories as you are enlightened by these inspiring and remarkable legacies.
Eighty-Five Years of Courage, Valor & Heroism
The Buffalo Soldiers
Explore and read the stories of these incredible men and their decorated history of over 85 years.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Six companies of the 25th Infantry worked in what is now the park and built the precursor to the modern Mauna Loa Trail.
Klondike Gold Rush Nat'l Historical Park
They protected the community of Skagway in spite of discrimination from those they served.
Chiricahua National Monument
Explore the history of the 10th Cavalry in Arizona.
Last updated: February 20, 2021