Buffalo Soldiers Primary Source Adventure



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Buffalo Soldiers Primary Source Adventure

Directions: Read and analyze the Buffalo Soldier primary source to answer the following questions. If you need more room please continue on notebook paper and staple for turn in.




  1. Based on the map on slide 1 of the United States Army forts and battles, what can be said about the geography areas where army units operated?

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  1. How did buffalo soldiers camp while on patrol?

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  1. How important was water to the buffalo soldiers?

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  1. How did Remington describe Fort Thomas?

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  1. What was the march and dust like for the 10th Cavalry members?

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  1. What is a cavalryman’s most important piece of equipment?

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  1. What does a buffalo soldiers expect from his horse and what will he do for his horse?

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  1. What strikes you about the illustration entitled “a campfire sketch?”

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  1. What is a “dry camp?” Why is it a problem?

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  1. How did the buffalo soldiers respond to the hardships of a soldier’s duty?

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  1. What was Remington’s answer to the question of whether buffalo soldiers would fight?

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  1. How did Fredrick Remington depict buffalo soldiers in his illustrations?

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  1. Based on what you have just read, write a paragraph on the back of this paper describing the life of a buffalo soldier.


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