- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
They were U.S. Army soldiers. Just a few years earlier, some had been slaves. Several thousand African Americans served as soldiers in the Indian Wars and in the Cuban campaign of the Spanish-American War in the latter part of the nineteenth century. They were known as buffalo soldiers, believed to have been named by Indians who had seen a similarity between the coarse hair and dark skin of the soldiers and the coats of the buffalo. Twenty-three of these men won the nation's highest award for personal bravery, the Medal of Honor. Black Valor brings the lives of these soldiers into sharp focus. Their remarkable stories are told in the collected biography. Derived from extensive historical research, Black Valor will enrich and inspire students with its tales of trials and courage.
Chapter 1: Two Traditions: The Medal of Honor and Black Valor Chapter 2: Emanuel Stance and the Emergence of the Black Professional Soldier Chapter 3: The Seminole Negro Scouts Chapter 4: The Apache Wars, 1877–1879
Chapter 5: Henry Johnson and the Ute War Chapter 6: The Apache Wars Continue, 1880–1881
Chapter 7: The Wham Paymaster Robbery Chapter 8: William McBryar and the End of the Indian Wars in the South Chapter 9: William Wilson and the End of the Indian Wars in the North Chapter 10: Four Cavalrymen in Cuba Chapter 11: Edward Baker and the Limits of Upward Mobility Chapter 12: The Recognition of Black Valor Bibliography