"Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier, 1903" features Ranger Shelton Johnson as Sergeant Elizy Boman, Troop "K", Ninth Cavalry and his observations as one of the first "park rangers" to serve in Yosemite's vast wilderness. We see Yosemite through the eyes of this Black Indian from South Carolina and feel his growing affection for this new world. The film blazes a trail to an important history that was nearly lost, and provides an opportunity to ride with the Buffalo Soldiers through the Range of Light.
"Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier"is a film by Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Sterling Johnson. This beautifully photographed and edited film was written by Shelton Johnson, and shot entirely in the Yosemite of today and yesterday. Jeff Southwick composed the music for the film which features Shelton Johnson's spirited improvisations on Native American Flutes, providing a high note beneath which Southwick's lyrical explorations offer an inspired music score.
"Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier" Ranger Shelton Johnson is an award winning and internationally known storyteller at Yosemite and has been interpreting the historic role of African American Army Troops in the Sierra Nevada for over 15 years. He is featured in Yosemite Theater as well as theatre and television appearances nationally.