Buffalo Soldiers: The True Story of Our Country's First Black War Heroes - Documentary - VHS
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After the Civil War, all-black regiments of the U.S. Army were sent to tame the Wild West. Consisting of cavalries and infantries, the soldiers earned a reputation for courage and skill. They were nicknamed by their adversaries, the Cheyenne, and carried the tag proudly. This is an intimate portrait of the faces and deeds that made up The Buffalo Soldiers. Rare photographs and site histories populate this award-winning documentary. Beyond defending territories against native attacks, the soldiers were capable explorers. They mapped large portions of the Southwest and helped erect town sites. Although prejudice was rampant in the new land, the soldiers persevered. Often, their bravery was their saving grace as they faced enemies such as Geronimo, Billy the Kid, and Pancho Villa. The Buffalo Soldiers concludes with a dedication speech by Colin Powell at a newly built memorial in Leavenworth, KS. The oft-ignored fighters represent a hidden yet glorious portion of the American migration. ~ Sarah Ing, Rovi