Being Yosemite’s First Protectors (video)In History Here’s a great video of Ranger Shelton Johnson talking about the Buffalo Soldiers, Yosemite’s First Protectors, and what inspired him to resurrect their spirit. Share Tweet Previous Post Cleaning Up with a Bang Next Post @TheYosemiteBlog Twitters for 2009-09-06 Loyd For over 30 years I've enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fishing, photographing and exploring Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. More About the Author. You may also read!Yosemite Open for Firefall but Reservations Required February 18, 2021 1268 0 CommentsBy: Loyd If you're planning on visiting Yosemite to take in the world famous firefall over the next couple of weeksRead More...Yosemite Closed March 22, 2020 4272 0 CommentsBy: Loyd UPDATE: Yosemite National Park is open but reservations from recreation.gov are required to enter the park for ALL activities. DueRead More...Glacier Point and Tioga Roads Close for Season December 30, 2019 4515 0 CommentsBy: Loyd It's that time of year again when snow closes the Tioga Pass and Glacier Point roads. With the heavyRead More... One commentOn Being Yosemite’s First Protectors (video) admin September 15, 2009 at 5:27 am Although Yosemite is physically beautiful I don’t think we do enough to highlight it’s cultural history. I think it’d be cool to get an actual column of rangers portraying Buffalo Soldiers. Have them ride all over the park. Maybe hire some of the local Miwuk or Paiute to help tell the story of the indigenous peoples who first settled Yosemite Valley. Have the village behind the Visitors Center actually BE a full time working village. Shelton and Lee Stetson do a great job of bringing the life of early Yosemite settlers to the modern age, we should be expanding what they started. Comments are closed.