Rendezvous Honors Buffalo Soldiers
Associated Press - Thu 07:03 AM 08/23/2012
An event focused on telling the stories of the black Buffalo Soldiers and American Indians is planned for this weekend in the south-central Kansas town of Haysville.
The 8th annual Mid-Kansas Indian Wars Rendezvous takes place from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Events include mounted military maneuvers and drills by Buffalo Soldiers. There also will be quick draw shoot-outs, blacksmithing, tomahawk throwing and other late 19th century-era demonstrations and activities.
Nicodemus Buffalo Soldier Foundation is sponsoring the events.
Frontier-era Indians bestowed the name "Buffalo Soldier" to the black enlisted men. Fort Leavenworth served as the headquarters for the 10th U.S. Cavalry. The soldiers also served at other Kansas forts including Hays, Larned and Dodge City.
Associated Press Information From: The Wichita Eagle