July of 1909, the Tenth Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. The regiment was made up of 750 African American men, known as
"Buffalo Soldiers." The
regiment’s name is thought to have been created by Native Americans, who said
there were physical similarities between the troops on horseback and a herd of
One hundred years ago, the Tenth Cavalry, a regiment made up of 750 African-American men known as Buffalo Soldiers arrived in Vermont. We talk with scholars and descendants about their legacy. Also, we check in on the week’s news and listen back to your letters.