History, Art and Place: Buffalo Soldiers in the American West



History, place, and fine art intersect in buffalo soldiers: reVision, an exhibition at the Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, for an examination of the complicated legacy of the all-Black Army regiments established in 1866 following the Civil War. Known as Buffalo Soldiers, these regiments – including the 9th Cavalry who were stationed at Fort Garland from 1875 to 1879 – played an important role in American westward expansion and the displacement of Indigenous populations. Through the lens of a multi-ethnic, multi-gender team of artists from across the United States, buffalo soldiers: reVision disrupts common narratives of manifest destiny and presents an opportunity to reconcile some of the most difficult aspects of our collective past. This presentation will include a short film following the artists journey of discovery and creation.

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