Buffalo soldiers

Jonathan Henry 1B

Buffalo Soldiers

African Americans have served proudly in every great American war. Over two hundred thousand African American servicemen fought bravely during the Civil War. In 1866 through an act of congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African American army units. The units were identified as the 9Th and 10th cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st infantry regiments. The four infantry units were reorganized in 1868 as the 24th and the 25th infantry. Black soldiers enlisted for five years and received $13.00 a month, far more than they could have earned in civilian life. The mission and purpose of the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West are to educate the public about the existence of the Ninth and Tenth United States Cavalry, regiments made up of African-Americans. The organization fulfills its mission by making historical and drill team presentations at schools, to civic organizations, businesses, and participating in other community celebrations of the American West such as parades, and the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. Authenticity is the goal of all presentations. (Buffalo Soldiers of the American West)

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Buffalo soldiers

John sent letters and phoned prospective members. The first meeting was held in Westminster, Colorado in 1992. The official name of the organization became The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West. John sent letters and phoned prospective members. The first meeting was held in Westminster, Colorado in 1992. The official name of the organization became The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West. John sent letters and phoned prospective members. The first meeting was held in Westminster, Colorado in 1992. The official name of the organization became The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West. (Buffalo Soldiers)

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers, like their white counterparts in U.S. Army regiments, were among the first park rangers, in general, and backcountry rangers, in particular, patrolling parts of the West. African-American army regiments, formed just after the Civil War, had been dispatched westward where these black soldiers fought in the Indian Wars and were eventually given the name Buffalo Soldiers by the Cheyenne and other Plains Indians who saw a resemblance between their dark, curly hair and the matted cushion between the horns of the buffalo. (Buffalo Soldiers)

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"Buffalo Soldiers of the American West." Buffalo Soldiers of the American West. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

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"Buffalo Soldiers." Yosemite National Park. Nps.gov, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2016.