The flavor text in this chest piece gives a little history lesson for us Destiny players. A group of Guardians are paying respects to legendary soldiers of the past.
Buffalo Soldat=Soldier
Native American nickname for African American soldiers in who fought in the Indian wars
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Buffalo Soldiers were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. This nickname was given to the all Afro American Cavalry by the Native American tribes they fought in the Indian Wars.
Legend has it the Native Americans named them because their hair was similar to a Buffalo’s pelt. Their duties were settling railroad disputes, building telegraph lines, repairing and building forts, helping settlers find homes and protecting them from Native American attacks. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African American regiments formed in 1866.
The All Black 9th Calgary unit served in combat during the Indian and Spanish American Wars. During The great American Expansionism and Manifest Destiny. They acted as Guards against criminals and Invading Mexican/Indian armies.
The Buffalo Soldiers often encountered racial prejudice from other members of the U.S. Army. Some of the soldiers were met with violence from local civilian opposition. Buffalo Soldiers were even attacked during racial disturbances.
“Buffalo Soldier” was also a famous reggae song written by Bob Marley and Noel King Sporty Williams. The song tells the epic story about these brave soldiers who also where viewed as expendable by the Government.
He was a Buffalo soldier in the heart of America…
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