Fort Bayard Days return

Fort Bayard Days return

There are 4 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Sep 17, 2009, titled Fort Bayard Days return. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

Old-fashioned games, crafts and dances, buffalo soldiers, military re-enactments, and Native American history are just a few of the activities that await visitors to this year's Fort Bayard Days, this weekend at Ford Bayard, located on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Byway, six miles east of Silver City on State Road 180.

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La Joya Bonnell

Silver City, NM

#1 Sep 17, 2009
I could not find a date on this article for Ft. Bayard Days.
Buffalo Soldier 9

United States

#2 Sep 21, 2009
How do you keep a people down? You 'never' let them 'know' their history.

The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after Little Big Horn, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Read, and visit site/history, rescueatpineridge.com
Country Boy

Silver City, NM

#3 Sep 23, 2009
Buffalo Soldier 9 wrote:
How do you keep a people down? You 'never' let them 'know' their history.
The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after Little Big Horn, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Read, and visit site/history, rescueatpineridge.com
Just like the Civil War, the war waged by the U.S. government on the American Indians in the Southwest -- and elsewhere -- was truly a dark time in our early history. But, today, more than a century later, we might have a chance to achieve some healing and closure, at least at Fort Bayard.

We must recognize that many atrosities were committed by both sides during this period, but all of that is history. We need to learn to live for today and the tomorrows to come. I would like to see some type of sanctuary created at Fort Bayard for the descendants of the displaced Apaches. An interpretive should be created recounting how they fought for their homeland, and many times violently resisted being being chased away or shipped to Florida and Oklahoma. At the same time, however, another interpretive should be designed to explain the mission of the Buffalo Soliders and other U.S. Calvary when they were sent here. They were soliders, all of them, and were doing what they were ordered to do. It's not like most of them wanted to be fighting for their lives in the wild frontier.
Buffalo Soldier 9

Prosperity, PA

#4 Jun 15, 2010
Country Boy wrote:
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Just like the Civil War, the war waged by the U.S. government on the American Indians in the Southwest -- and elsewhere -- was truly a dark time in our early history. But, today, more than a century later, we might have a chance to achieve some healing and closure, at least at Fort Bayard.
We must recognize that many atrosities were committed by both sides during this period, but all of that is history. We need to learn to live for today and the tomorrows to come. I would like to see some type of sanctuary created at Fort Bayard for the descendants of the displaced Apaches. An interpretive should be created recounting how they fought for their homeland, and many times violently resisted being being chased away or shipped to Florida and Oklahoma. At the same time, however, another interpretive should be designed to explain the mission of the Buffalo Soliders and other U.S. Calvary when they were sent here. They were soliders, all of them, and were doing what they were ordered to do. It's not like most of them wanted to be fighting for their lives in the wild frontier.
I HOPE YOU READ THE NOVEL, "RESCUE at PINE RIDGE" TO READ HISTORY AS IT WAS...

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