What happened to the Buffalo Soldiers after the American Indian Wars?

By the 1930s, the Buffalo Soldiers had been reduced to tending horses.

In 1944 the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments were deactivated, and the Buffalo Soldiers no longer existed.

But in 1958, the Ninth and Tenth Regiments were reactivated, and today, the First and Second Tank Battalions of the Tenth Cavalry at Fort Knox, Kentucky, wear the Buffalo symbol. The Ninth is a helicopter regiment at Fort Hood, Texas.

Members of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry fought in battles against outlaws, Mexicans, and Native Americans.

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