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Buffalo soldiers were African American soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier following the American Civil War. In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. Their main tasks were to help control the Native Americans of the Plains, capture cattle rustlers and thieves and protect settlers, stagecoaches, wagon trains and railroad crews along the Western front.
The buffalo soldiers included two regiments of all-black cavalry, the 9th and 10th cavalries, formed after Congress passed legislation in 1866 that allowed African Americans to enlist in the country’s regular peacetime military. The legislation also brought about the creation of four black infantry regiments, eventually consolidated into the 24th and 25th infantries, which often fought alongside the 9th and 10th cavalries. Many of the men in these regiments, commanded primarily by white officers, were among the approximately 180,000 African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
For more than two decades in the late 19th century, the 9th and 10th cavalries engaged in military campaigns against hostile Native Americans on the Plains and across the Southwest. These buffalo soldiers also captured horse and cattle thieves, built roads and protected the U.S. mail, stagecoaches and wagon trains, all while contending with challenging terrain, inadequate supplies and discrimination. It’s unclear exactly how the buffalo soldiers got their nickname. Archivist Walter Hill of the National Archives has reported that, according to a member of the 10th Cavalry, in 1871 the Comanche bestowed the name of an animal they revered, the buffalo, on the men of the 10th Cavalry because they were impressed with their toughness in battle. (The moniker later came to be used for the 9th Cavalry as well.) Other sources theorize the name originated with the belief of some Native Americans that the soldiers’ dark, curly, black hair resembled that of a buffalo. Whatever the case, the soldiers viewed the nickname as one of respect, and the 10th Cavalry even used a figure of a buffalo in its coat of arms.
These unsung heroes were commanded by such white officers as Benjamin Grierson, and sometimes by an African-American officer, such as Henry O. Flipper. These men took on jobs that no one else in the army wanted, and prevailed as a close-knit brotherhood of American soldiers throughout hazardous and unforgiving territories of the Wild West.
In the 1950's, Buffalo Soldier regiments were disbanded when all military services were integrated.
In 1992, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell dedicated a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments. It was a fitting tribute from a military that once hesitated to accept African Americans, but eventually learned to respect and depend upon them.
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I am a native of Washington, D.C., and am a U.S. Army retiree with 30 years of service to our nation, retiring at the rank of Command Sergeant Major (CSM). I have served through two conflicts, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
My Stallion is a 2018 “Typhoon Maroon” Honda Goldwing dressed out as pretty as you please.
I proudly serve as the President. We must always remember that “They Are Our Heritage, and We Are Their Legacy.”
I am Lisa "Desert Diva" Lee and have been honored to be a part of this history driven and community service-oriented organization since 2015. I am the current Vice-President. I'm a US Army Reserve soldier of 30+ years and a federal employee.
My passion is helping others and teaching and inspiring the youth, our leaders for tomorrow. Community service involvement is important because volunteering teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding. One thing I appreciate about community service is the opportunities to improve and leave a mark on my local community.
Donna "Baby Red" Rhinehart is a transfer from the Temple, Georgia chapter where she served as the Secretary. We welcome Baby Red to the chapter as well, welcome the experience she has to offer. Both of riding and teaching the history of the Buffalo Soldiers to the chapter
I am Kyla "Evil Eyez" Young from Sacramento, California by way of St. Louis, Missouri. I am an Army Veteran and served for 9.5 years. I have a BS in Psychology and an MS in Substance Abuse Counseling. I have lived here in El Paso since 2016. My spouse, Eagle Eye, also a member, introduced me to this great organization and it was love at first sight. I ride a 2015 Can Am Spyder. I became a full patch member in March of 2017 and I take pride in being a Buffalo Soldier. This has been a great learning experience. My eyes have been opened to things I had never heard of before this organization and I have a tremendous passion to help because I can remember when I needed it. I especially love seeing the smile of the kids that we come in contact with. The comradery is immeasurable compared to anything else I've been involved in. I appreciate the vision that Kenneth "Dream Maker" Thomas has and how it has brought all of us together to serve.
My name is Nathan “Motown” Mack and I am proud to be a part of the greatest motorcycle club in the world. I am a retired Sergeant Major of 26 years and I continue to serve my country as a federal employee. I love sharing the history and accomplishments of the Buffalo Soldiers with others and what makes it even better is riding and socializing with other Soldiers from around the country.
Additionally, I would like to thank everyone for allowing me to serve as your National President. It is our mission to do good things in our community and be positive role models for our youth. I believe in helping tomorrow’s leaders today and today is now!
Since 2008 we've consistently grown and give thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community! It is our duty to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers and because of their past, we have a future.
We are a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization. WE ARE NOT A 1% CLUB AND CLAIM NO TERRITORY. HOWEVER, WE TAKE OUR CLUB AND MEMBERSHIP SERIOUSLY. Our colors represent a long history and we wear them with pride and respect. Our colors pay homage to African Americans of the 9th and 10th Calvary who sacrificed their lives so that our country could be what it is today. They are a badge of courage, sacrifice and honor as are those who continue to serve.
The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) is an organization of professional men and women that are dedicated to the sport of motorcycle riding and safety. Our objective is to educate those that are unfamiliar with the racism, sacrifices and hardships that the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalries had to endure.
Mission statements – Our vision is to instill this knowledge into the minds and hearts of our youth of today so that we can motivate them to become better citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
We feel by doing this the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the past will live on forever and shall not be forgotten. In addition, we “do good in the ‘hood through community service such as, feeding the homeless, awarding scholarships for graduating high school seniors and riding our motorcycles in support of organizations such as the Child Crisis Center of El Paso.
It is our duty to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers and because of their past, we have a future. So, as you read the information we have provided, pass it on to all who are willing to listen but most of all reach out to our youth so that they will know the sacrifices of the Buffalo Soldiers.
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It is our mission to do good things in our community and be positive role models for our youth. We believe in helping tomorrows leaders today, and today is now.
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The Buffalo Soldiers helped settle the west but for many years the contributions of these African-American soldiers were largely overlooked. Meet one man who is determined to teach this often forgotten chapter of history to today's eager students. For more info. on Texas Buffalo Soldiers, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/...