During the mid-1880s, the first black regiments of the US Army were formed. These soldiers served on the western frontier, as well as conflicts in Cuba, the Philippines, and Mexico. They were nicknamed “buffalo soldiers” by Native Americans. Despite their upstanding service, these courageous men faced prejudice in their own country. In this educational text, readers will learn all about the history of the buffalo soldiers. Photographs bring the information to life and a timeline highlights important historical moments.