By Ron Field
African-American infantrymen performed a decisive position within the US military at the western frontier through the Plains Wars (1850-1891). First approved by way of Congress in July 1866, they have been organised into cavalry and 4 infantry regiments, that have been commanded by way of white officials. All have been fast nicknamed the 'Buffalo squaddies' via their Cheyenne and Comanche enemies. those courageous squaddies fought many local tribes through the years, together with the soldiers of Sitting Bull and Geronimo. This ebook tells the tale of those buffalo squaddies who, till the early Nineties, constituted 20 in step with cent of all energetic forces on responsibility within the American West.