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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

HISTORY: DEFINITION AND MEANING OF BUFFALO SOLDIERS

Buffalo Soldiers
As settlers moved into west Texas soldiers were needed to protect them from attacks by Native Americans already living in the area. The Texas Plains Indians were defeated and their way of life ended following the Red River Wars, 1874-75. Units of black soldiers led by white officers gained recognition in both the Red River Wars and in raids on the Apaches in the Rio Grande Valley from 1876-1880. The Indians called them "Buffalo Soldiers" in honor of their bravery.

(Source: The Social Studies Center at Texas University )