History comes alive at Three Rivers Museum

 

Annual Living History Day was held Saturday, Oct. 4, in Three Rivers. The highlight was the Buffalo Soldier re-enactors who were in attendance.

What is a Buffalo Soldier, you ask? The name “Buffalo Soldiers” has become interesting lore in itself. 

There seem to be three possible reasons for the name.  One, it is said that the curly hair of the soldiers reminded frontier settlers, who the soldiers were charged with protecting, of the buffalo.  Two, they were given the name because their fierce, brave nature reminded the settlers of the way buffalos fought. Third, it may have been because they wore thick coats made from buffalo hide during winter.  Whatever the reason, the term was used respectfully and with honor and still is to this day.

 

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