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A warrior is seized by two “buffalo soldiers.” They are African-American troopers, or horse cavalry soldiers, so named in reference to their curly hair, which the Native Americans considered similar to buffalo fur.

Black Cavalry Officers and Indian

Date: 1884
Geography: United States, Oklahoma
Culture: Cheyenne or Arapaho
Medium: Ink, pencil on paper
Dimensions: W. 11 3/4 in. (pages)
Classification: Paper-Drawings
Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1968
Accession Number: 1978.412.207P158

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