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Buffalo Soldiers

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  4. 4. Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the <br />United States Army, <br />formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.<br />The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought.<br />
  5. 5. "Buffalo Soldier" is a reggae song co-written by Bob Marley and Noel G. "King Sporty" Williams from Marley's final recording <br />sessions in 1980. <br />It did not appear on record until the 1983 posthumous release of Confrontation, when it became a big hit and one of Marley's <br />best-known songs.<br />The title and lyrics refer to the black U.S. cavalry regiments, known as "Buffalo Soldiers", that fought in the Indian Wars after 1866. <br />Marley likened their fight to a fight for survival, and recasts it as a symbol of black resistance.<br />
  6. 6. Many Jamaicans,<br />especially Rastafarians like <br />Marley, identified with the <br />"Buffalo Soldiers" <br />as an example <br />of black men who performed <br />with exceeding courage, <br />honour, valour, <br />and distinction in a field <br />that <br />was dominated by whites <br />and persevered despite <br />endemic racism <br />and prejudice.<br />
  7. 7. Buffalo Soldier Memorial in El Paso, in Fort Bliss, depicting CPL John Ross, I Troop, 9th Cavalry, during an encounter in the Guadalupe Mountains during the Indian Wars.<br />
  8. 8. Buffalo Soldier Monument on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas<br />Buffalo Soldier Monument at F. E. Warren Air Force Base near Cheyenne, Wyoming<br />
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  18. 18. The Buffalo soldiers were the first Black Union Army that the white military of mid 1800's trained to fight against the Indians. <br />Many whites did not want to fight in the very hostel areas of the west. So they recruited freed slaves to fight in those areas. <br />The 9th Cavalry was the first followed by the 10th Cavalry. <br />The Name "Buffalo Soldier"; Named by the Indians partly because of the Negro's dark skin and hair which to them looked like Buffalo hair ... Many a young officer cut their teeth serving with the Buffalo Soldiers, some went on to become famous, like John J. <br />"Black Jack" Pershing who served with the Tenth Cavalry as a young lieutenant. <br />And the rest is history........... Their history goes right up into WW2 where the Buffalo soldiers help fight against Nazi Germany and helped win the war....<br />Just look up Buffalo Soldiers in any history area on the web if you wish to know more about their history which is a true part of American history as well. <br />
  19. 19. Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rastaThere was a buffalo soldier in the heart of AmericaStolen from Africa, brought to AmericaFighting on arrival, fighting for survivalI mean it when I analyze the stenchTo me it makes a lot of senseHow the dreadlock rasta was the buffalo soldierAnd he was taken from Africa, brought to AmericaFighting on arrival, fighting for survivalSaid he was a buffalo soldier, dreadlock rastaBuffalo soldier in the heart of America<br />If you know your historyThen you would know where you're coming fromThen you wouldn't have to ask meWho the 'eck do I think I amI'm just a buffalo soldier in the heart of AmericaStolen from Africa, brought to AmericaSaid he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survivalSaid he was a buffalo soldier, win the war for AmericaDreadie, woyyoyyoy, woyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoyyoy, yoyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoy, woyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoyyoy, yoyyoy-yoyyoyBuffalo soldier troddin' through the land, wo-ho-oohSaid he wanna ran and then you wanna handTroddin' through the land, yea-hea, yea-ea<br />Said he was a buffalo soldier, win the war for AmericaBuffalo soldier, dreadlock rastaFighting on arrival, fighting for survivalDriven from the mainland to the heart of the CaribbeanSinging, woyyoyyoy, woyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoyyoy, yoyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoy, woyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoyyoy, yoyyoy-yoyyoyTroddin' through San Juan in the arms of AmericaTroddin' through Jamaica, a buffalo soldierFighting on arrival, fighting for survivalBuffalo soldier, dreadlock rastaWoy yoyyoy, woyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoyyoy, yoyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoy, woyyoy-yoyyoyWoy yoyyoyyoy, yoyyoy-yoyyoy<br />
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