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Buffalo Soldier Day

Buffalo Soldier DayAn array of hands-on activities demonstrating life as a Buffalo Soldier. 6 Add to DreamList14jan12:00 pm4:00 pm

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After the Civil War, many African Americans enlisted in the infantry and cavalry units assigned to the Texas Frontier. There, they scouted and mapped Texas lands; protected settlers, traders and the mail; installed telegraph lines, and carried out dozens of other tasks that shaped early Texas. Learn how to pack a ruck sack for a frontier patrol, read maps, and track wild animals. Take part in a trap ball game and other activities the soldiers enjoyed while off duty.


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd

Event Entrance Fees (Free/Cost)