on the Santa Fe Trail

August 27-29, 2021

 Council Oak Park

Activities and times

to be determined

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  Buffalo Soldiers

Originally Buffalo Soldiers 

were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the 

United States Army, formed on

September 21, 1866, at 

Fort LeavenworthKS.

This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866

Bennett Riley

Fort Riley was named after Bennet Riley. He had a long and prestigious career in the U. S. military. Born in Virginia in 1787, he entered the army in 1813. In 1829 he commanded the first military escort on the Santa Fe Trail.


Military on the Trail