Buffalo National Soldier Museum
Buffalo National Soldier museum was opened in the year 2000. It is one of the unique museums in Houston that shows the role of the Blacks in U.S army from the first all-black regiments in U.S army who were called “Buffalo soldiers” to the present. The museum has different parts in two floors. At the first floor, which is the main exhibit gallery, there are Buffalo soldiers’ room and also astronauts ‘room. There is also a beautiful gift shop at the first stair. At the second floor, there is a video room where film about the Buffalo soldiers’ history has been shown. There are also two photo rooms at the second floor which are a wonderful collection of photos about African-American soldiers’ life.
Although during the Civil War a lot of African-American regiments were established which most of their members were originally former slaves who had served in the Union Army; but the “Buffalo Soldiers” was the first all-black regiment in U.S. army that was established by the congress during the peacetime. “Buffalo Soldiers” were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment which formed on 1866. But after some years, this name refers to the 9th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment, and 25th Infantry Regiment. . For about two decades, “Buffalo soldiers” were fighting with Indian tribes who they got their nickname from. According to the “Buffalo National Soldier Museum”, the Cheyenne warriors called the Black regimen as “Buffalo soldiers, because most of the soldiers had dark skins, curly hairs and also they were strong which reminded the Indians buffalos.
Although “Buffalo Soldiers” and other black regiments brought a lot of success for U.S Army, but there were still some restricts for them. Their regiments should be all Black and they must be commanded by both White and black officers. They were sometimes suffered from the racial behavior of both the members of the U.S army and civilians. But besides all of their...