The Battle Of Buffalo Soldiers Essay

926 Words Oct 31st, 2016 4 Pages
When we walk into our history it takes us back to a place that is a mystery. Being at the museum gave me a sense of pride and fear. It took me to a place I felt I’ve been before. It was quite settling, but also made me feel uncomfortable. The museum displayed the artifacts, articles, and stories of the African-Americans in war. Blacks were a part of the 9th and 10th calvary. These Buffalo Soldiers fought in many wars that include the Spanish War, World War I, and World War II. Buffalo Soldiers is a term used for all blacks in the military. “African Americans were charged with and responsible for escorting settlers, cattle herds, and railroad crews. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments also conducted campaigns against American Indian tribes on a western frontier that extended from Montana in the Northwest to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona in the Southwest.” The blacks had an important and determined role that expanded the United States. Despite the tensions between blacks and whites, there is work that needed to be done. For women, it was difficult because they were dealing with gender roles and racial discrimination. The women in war showed an incredible amount of strength and power. They were provided important support roles, but they served as nurses mostly in the Spanish-American War. The men on the other hand were the fighters. They were the ones to get their hands dirty. In the Civil War, this group of blacks were both runaways and free slaves. Blacks did not fight in…

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