The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West, Revised Edition

By William H. Leckie and Shirley A. Leckie



Originally published in 1967, William H. Leckie's The Buffalo Soldiers was the first book of its kind to recognize the importance of African American units in the conquest of the West. Decades later, with sales of more than 75,000 copies, The Buffalo Soldiers has become a classic. Now, in a newly revised edition, the authors have expanded the original research to explore more deeply the lives of buffalo soldiers in the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments.

Written in accessible prose that includes a synthesis of recent scholarship, this edition delves further into the life of an African American soldier in the nineteenth century. It also explores the experiences of soldiers' families at frontier posts. In a new epilogue, the authors summarize developments in the lives of buffalo soldiers after the Indian Wars and discuss contemporary efforts to memorialize them in film, art, and architecture.

Product Details

Price: $19.95  $18.35
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Published Date: May 01, 2007
Pages: 319
Dimensions: 5.8 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
ISBN: 9780806138404
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About the Author

William H. Leckie was the coauthor, with Shirley A. Leckie, of Unlikely Warriors: General Benjamin Grierson and His Family and The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Calvary in the West, rev.
Shirley A. Leckie, Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, is the author of Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth and Angie Debo: Pioneering Historian.


"Other scholars have written histories of the black troops, but none has really enlarged or departed from Leckie's original framework and history."