Would the following advertisement inspire you to join an organization?: "Come fight hostile Native Americans! Live in rundown, lice-infested shacks! Work seven days a week (with two holidays off), and don't expect any thanks for the work you do. All this in a grueling environment for $13 a month!" Although this was not a true advertisement, these conditions do describe the life of the buffalo soldiers. In this activity, you will learn more about these brave men.
Destination Title: Texas Almanac
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Start at the Texas Almanac Web site.
- Scroll down and click on Almanac Data.
- Now click on Texas History.
- Find and click on Texas History Highlights.
- Click on The Buffalo Soldiers in Texas.
- Read the information.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.