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Honor Buffalo Soldiers in our National Parks!

Introduced in February of last year, the Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act (S.225/H.R. 520) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to determine the best way of commemorating the role Buffalo Soldiers played in the development of the National Park System.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, African-American troops who came to be known as the Buffalo Soldiers served in many critical roles in the western United States, including protecting some of the first National Parks. These soldiers, based at the Presidio in San Francisco, Buffalo were assigned to Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks where they were tasked with patrolling, building trails and stopping poachers.

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