2. The line “when I analyze the stench” implies that the history of the Buffalo Soldier fighting for United States Army has a negative side to it. What is the negative side to the story of the Buffalo Soldier?
If you know your history,
Then you would know where you’re coming from,
Then you wouldnt have to ask me,
Who the heck do I think I am?
3. What does the stanza above suggest about one of the benefits of studying history? Besides knowledge, what do we gain from studying history?
Im just a buffalo soldier in the heart of America,
Stolen from Africa, brought to America,
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival;
Said he was a buffalo soldier win the war for America.
Troddin through San Juan in the arms of America.
4. Marley’s song refers to Buffalo Soldiers fighting and winning “the war for America” in two distinct places. Where were they fighting, and why? [HINT: They were fighting in two distinct times and places – his references are clear enough to figure out which!]