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Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West

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Negro soldiers who wanted to remain in the United States Army after the Civil War were organized into the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments. Their service in controlling hostile Indians on the Great Plains during the next twenty years was as invaluable as it was unrecognized.

The regiments, commanded by white officers and operating under intense disadvantages — difficulty in obtaining officers; prejudicial treatment by higher army officials concerning equipment, assignments, and camp policy; and prejudice in frontier towns — nevertheless developed into remarkable fighting units during their extensive engagements on the Southern Plains.

Called all sorts of names — most of them insulting — by various groups, the men of these two regiments were dubbed "buffalo soldiers" by their Indian opponents. They were proud of this title, and the most prominent feature of the Tenth Cavalry's regimental crest was the figure of a buffalo. The long-neglected story of their courage and devotion to duty adds a new dimension to frontier history.

Review:

"A valuable piece of research in Negro history. The proud story of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry has too long been hidden....[A] major contribution to reversing the bleached-out writing of the history of the West." Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Review:

"Good use of primary materials...by far the best book available on this subject." New Mexico Historical Review

About the Author

William H. Leckie, Retired Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at the University of Toledo, is the co-author, with Shirley A. Leckie, of Unlikely Warriors: General Benjamin Grierson and his Family.

Shirley A. Leckie, Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, is the author of Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth and Angie Debo: Pioneering Historian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806112442
Subtitle:
A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West
Author:
Leckie, William H.
Author:
Leckie, William H.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
94-15
Publication Date:
August 1985
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xiv, 290 p.
Dimensions:
8.05x5.45x.98 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details xiv, 290 p. pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806112442 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A valuable piece of research in Negro history. The proud story of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry has too long been hidden....[A] major contribution to reversing the bleached-out writing of the history of the West."
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