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Montana Historical Society

African-American Troops on Parade at Fort Keogh

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017

African-American Troops on Parade at Fort Keogh


(Photo of black Cavalry in formation at Fort Keogh)


Black troopers of “A” Troop U.S. Tenth Cavalry stand steady on their mounts on the parade grounds of Fort Keogh near Miles City in about 1892. Black military men after the Civil War were sent west in 1866 and played a significant role in Montana history serving at Fort Keogh, Fort Shaw, Fort Maginnis, Fort Custer, Fort Assiniboine, Fort Harrison, and Fort Missoula. They became known as Buffalo Soldiers. For more information on black history in Montana during Black History Month log on to the Montana Historical Society web site at



MHS Photo Archives PAC 95-68 C-357

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