buffalo soldier

buffalo soldier
buffalo soldier uffalo soldier A black soldier of the United States army who served in the American west in the late 1800's, often as an indian fighter, and usually as part of an all-black troop; -- the name was given by the indians due to their their kinky hair, and the name was believed also to be a compliment on their courage. [PJC]

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