Glossary Term – Organization
Buffalo soldiers were members of African American calvalry regiments of the US Army who served in the American West between 1867 and 1896. Buffalo soldiers were charged with escorting and protecting trains and western settlers on the frontier from American Indians as well as outlaws. They often clashed with Indians of the Plains and Southwest and took part in nearly 200 engagements. They earned the repuation of brave and disciplined members of the Army.