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African American troops who served at Fort Concho are honored at "Buffalo Soldier" event.
African American troops who served at Fort Concho during the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day. The event marked contributions made by famed African American troops of the Western Frontier. The nickname "Buffalo Soldiers" by the Plains Indians as the soldiers matted hair reminded them of their sacred buffalo. The name was then adopted by the troops as a formal part of their regimental crest.
Members of the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldiers living histroy program hosted the event featuring displays of period uniforms and equipment. Fort Concho served as the regimental headquarters for the 10th Calvary, the most noted of the Buffalo Soldier units, from 1875 to 1882.
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