By Horace E. Wooten
The coloured troops have been very skillful and brave; the Indians revered them as courageous fearless warriors. They got the identify “Buffalo Soldiers,” as the buffalo is sacred and hugely revered within the Indian state. additionally, the Indians inspiration the Negroes’ hair was once just like the kinky, curly hair of the buffalo. The Seminole Negro Indians have been the easiest scouts and trackers within the nation, and plenty of have been drafted into the military. it truly is recorded that many Negro infantrymen have been embellished hugely for bravery, and acquired the Congressional Medal of Honor.
In 1847, Jacob Washington used to be born a slave and used to be freed throughout the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. on the age of 16, Jacob left the plantation and traveled west to Texas, the place he fulfilled his dream as a cowboy. Jacob acquired a task at the Circle (G) Ranch, operating for invoice Goodman as a wrangler. Jacob replaced his identify to Jake, and bought plenty of event. He helped push farm animals northward up the Chisholm path into Oklahoma (Indian Territory) and on into Abilene and keep away from urban, Kansas.
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