Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier
More than a century ago, Yosemite was protected by Buffalo Soldiers, African-American cavalry and infantry troops who served in the U.S. Army and were among the first guardians of the early national parks. These troops built the first trail to the top of Mt. Whitney in Sequoia National Park, as well as the national park system's first museum here in Yosemite.
Travel back to the early 1900s to see ranger Shelton Johnson portray Sergeant Elizy Boman, a member of Troop “K”, 9th Cavalry, stationed in Yosemite. Experience life as a park guardian in the early 1900s, and speak with a Buffalo Soldier, one of the first national park rangers! Shows will alternate between live performances and screenings of the “Yosemite through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier” film. Movie-based nights will also include a short in-person performance by ranger Johnson. See Yosemite Guide for details.