Ceremony at Kan. Statehouse to Honor Buffalo Soldiers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A ceremony has been scheduled for Sept. 17 at the Kansas Statehouse to honor Buffalo Soldiers.

That was the name given to all-black Army cavalry by the Cheyenne tribe, whose members had not seen African-American soldiers before.

The ceremony, organized by the Kansas Fever Committee, will occur on the 140th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Arikaree, in eastern Colorado, pitting the Army against the Plains Indians.

A painting depicting the Buffalo Soldiers will be on display during the ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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