History and Way Forward Youth Program
Students will gain an understanding of the history and impact of the Buffalo Soldiers in America and the military. The story of the Buffalo Soldiers is an incredible story of bravery and valor.
The program takes a look at key aspects of history in the building of America.
We Can We Will
Central Theme - Bravery, Honor, and Valor
National Council of Social Studies Standards
Demonstrate the strength of cultural diversity;
Analyze the role of perceptions, attitude, values and beliefs;
and Analyze the extent to which groups meet individual needs and promote the common good in historical settings that impact the future.
2019 SEED PROGRAM
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORIC NATIONAL PARK TOURS
Buffalo Soldiers American History Summer Learning is an intensive, one-week educational collaboration between the 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum and School’s Out Washington (SOWA) that explores the history and significance of America’s first National Park Rangers, the Buffalo Soldiers.
Over the course of five days, students will visit sites of historical and natural significance for our state, nation, military, native peoples, and communities of color. Sites that participants will visit are Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma, Buffalo Soldiers Bivouac Site in the City of DuPont, 25th Infantry Band Site at Fort Lawton at Discovery Park in Seattle, American Lake Maneuvers at Sequalitchew Creek at the Nisqually Delta, and National History Park at Fort Vancouver.
Participants will engage in a variety of outdoor activities, hands-on environmental protection and other learning that includes preservation of fish, wildlife and water systems; Native American culture and heritage; horseback riding; hiking; archery; an exploration of survival skills – then and now; and music/skits/plays.