Recounts the history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry regiments, comprised of African American soldiers recruited to open the West to settlers and whose deeds included escorting wagon trains, carrying mail, and fighting battles against Native Americans.
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The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
When we think of early war in the U.S., we think of young white fronteirsmen lending a hand to make our country better. What Cox tries to show in his story is that the credit should be given to the real heroes. This thought provoking book shows how young blacl men volunteered when no one else would, gave their heart to their assignments, fought the Native Americans, and protected the people still showing prejudice against them. The irony of this book is that these black soldiers fought the Native Americans over being treated with equality when not long ago and still not even then did they have the same thing. Cox tried very hard to show the hardships of these 'Buffalo soldiers' went through when no one else would. This book also shows the hardships of the Native Americans and how nobody had it worse. I encourage you to read this book and take a look at the 'behind the scene' soldiers. Maybe then you will see what Clinton Cox saw and how the real heroes were forgotten.
This is one of the best books that I have read about the hard work of the Buffalo Soldiers and how they gave it all while their families were suffering back home. Every young male should read this book regardless of their race so that they will understand what it took to build this country. I really felt bad for the Native Americans as well. Like I said this book is worth the time to read.