The buffalo soldier

by Garland, Sherry.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj Fic Garland,
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Garland,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Garland,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj Fic Garland,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Garland,
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j GARLAND
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Summary
Freed slaves who headed West to start careers in the army after the Civil War were nicknamed "buffalo soldiers" by the Cheyenne Indians because of their hair and their displays of strength. A buffalo soldiers account of the bravery and courage of the Tenth Calvary during the Indian wars and the Spanish-American War.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Using the perspective of a fictional recruit, Garland recounts the history of the two African American cavalry regiments that served the U.S. from 1866 through 1953. Nicknamed "buffalo soldiers" by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, the men protected settlers on the western frontier, marched up San Juan Hill in 1898, and continued to serve until the military was integrated at the end of the Korean War. Garland's mythical enlistee sees the regiment as a means to earn a steady income, obtain an education, and gain respect, despite adversity on and off the battlefield. Himler's vibrant illustrations capture the broad vistas of western landscape, the excitement of horseback pursuit, and the hardships of the work, at the same time conveying respect for the loyal soldiers who endured it all. An author's note provides more about these soldiers and their contributions, making this an excellent introduction to a sometimes-overlooked part of American history. --Kay Weisman Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry, 10th -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
United States. -- Army -- African American troops -- Juvenile fiction.
United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry, 10th -- Fiction.
United States. -- Army -- African American troops -- Fiction.
African American soldiers -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890 -- Fiction.
Publisher Gretna, La. :Pelican Pub. Co.,2006
Contributors Himler, Ronald.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 1589803914
9781589803916 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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