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  • Jose S. Gutierrez Jr.

BUFFALO SOLDIERS SAY, 'PARTY PEOPLE COME AROUND OUTSIDE' TO THE RANCH PARTY ON JUNE 29th

THE SEATTLE CHAPTER ASKS ON JUNE 29th, "BUFFALO SOLDIERS WON'T YOU COME AROUND OUTSIDE?" TO THE RANCH PARTY


The Buffalo Soldiers' legend is one of lore with their unnaturally pitted-against adversaries in Indigenous America, they are sang about in iconic songs and they paved much of the way for the path west of the United States' self-prophecy of 'manifest destiny'. In fact, the Buffalo Soldiers were part of the chief scouting team that established one of the most popular military bases in the United States among soldiers, what is now known as, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.





The Buffalo Soldiers are a legendary all-Black/African-American unit of U.S. troops during the height of racist and discriminatory policy in the United States of America from September 21, 1866 until 1951 before being disbanded by the federal government - as racial integration of the military began taking place soon after. The unit known to wear navy blue with yellow, were officially and originally called the 10th Calvary Unit out of Ft. Leavenworth, KS. The Buffalo Soldiers would later expand to the 9th, 24th and 25th Calvary Regiments and the legendary warriors would take part in the following wars: American Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Phillipine-American War, Mexican Border War and World Wars 1 and 2. They were named 'Buffalo Soldiers' by their much-revered Indigenous Warrior adversaries, whom they were commanded to fight and undertake some of the most dangerous missions against during the late 1800s.



Buffalo Soldier Band members of the 25th Calvary in Ft. Lawton, Washington in 1912.


Well on June 29, 2019 the Seattle Chapter of The Buffalos Soldiers - a heritage, culture and training group that specializes in teaching life skills, nature familiarity and community development (including horseback riding and scouting) in the tradition of the original Buffalo Soldier units which were disbanded in 1944, invite you to an all-ages, family-friendly 'Ranch Party' at their training facility in Roy, Washington.



Buffalo Soldiers of West Florida and the southern United States honoring Elmer Vincent Sublett (seated in wheel chair) who lived to be to be 98 years-old and served in the 10th Calvary of Buffalo Soliders before passing away on December 23, 2018.


The Legends Horse Training and Horse Boarding Facility is the place to be, where the Seattle Buffalo Soldiers Chapter will introduce themselves to the community and exchange greetings and good times. Included in the day of activities and fun are the following: cash prizes, mechanical bull rides, a bouncy house, horseback riding, carriage rides, BBQ, Fireworks show, cotton candy and roasted corn. In addition to that full bill of activities, there will be the following ranch games: horse shoes, hay bale toss, rope climb and tug of war along with a cowboy photo station.


The Buffalo Soldiers' Ranch Party is completely open to the public and the day begins at noon. The cost for entry is $15 and is again, located at Legends Horse Training and ZBoarding Facility, 32421 Tisch Rd, S in Roy, WA.


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Jose S. Gutierrez Jr.