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This heartwarming story of a buffalo soldier's service to his country during the Indian Wars and Spanish-American War reveals the many hardships these regiments faced. The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 31st 2006 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Monique Franco
This picturebook illustrates the story of buffalo soldiers. In 1866 Congress passed a law that ordered that there be black regiments established. Since this allowed blacks to be a part of the U.S. Army, many used this opportunity as a way to escape poverty and gain respect. These soldiers faced many hardships due to poor supplies, unruly horses, undesirable assignments, and prejudice. Yet despite this, these men pushed on diligently. This story tells how one man was able to come from slavery, pr ...more
Christine Turner
Realizing that his future lies in owning land, not just being free, a young man raised as a slave becomes a buffalo soldier--a member of an all-black cavalry regiment formed to protect white settlers from Indians, bandits, and outlaws, and that later fought in the Spanish American War. Includes historical note. www.hcpl.net

Ali Hill
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I chose this for a picture book for its unique and colorful illustrations. The Buffalo Soldier is a great book for Third to Fourth graders as it is written from the point of view of a freed slave after the civil war and his life after the war. It also provides a little bit of a history lesson for the reader.
Mrs. Hassig
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A quick read and one I will share with my 6-8 graders before the Buffalo Soldier visits our school on the 24th for our veteran's assembly! Beautiful drawings and a story that will inspire students to want to find out more.
Monique
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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A picture book that uses this unique part of American history. The story is slow to develop but simply stated it provides the details to young readers.
Andria
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Using this book as an example for historical fiction with fourth graders. Ok story but doesn't really pull you in.
Marcie
Mar 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Marcie by: Temple Text
Story of freed slaves who joined the US Army to serve on the Western Frontier.
Shelli
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A beautifully illustrated work of history covering the African-American Soldiers, more commonly known as Buffalo Soldiers, who came out west to patrol and help establish the United State’s new land after the Spanish-American War. This is a wonderful addition to any elementary or middle school library or classroom and to students reading list to better illustrate this topic that is practically a foot-note in their text books.
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