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A Buffalo Soldier Speaks

“Mountains and Forests Rise Within Us”

At the turn of the last century, African-American US Army troops – called “Buffalo Soldiers” by their Plains Indians adversaries – served as some of the first Wilderness Rangers in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Their contributions were subsequently forgotten for nearly 100 years. Author Shelton Johnson has brought this story back to life in his novel, Gloryland. Here’s Johnson writing in the voice of his Buffalo Soldier character. Wilderness is just…
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by: Shelton Johnson – Autumn 2014


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