Buffalo Soldiers Playing Cards
- 54 cards
- Suitable for all card games
This beautifully illustrated deck of cards pays homage to the military men who helped change the face of America. Depicting wonderful portraits and interesting historical and notable facts, the deck is suitable for all card games, and includes instructions for a special card game to play with this specific set. It makes a wonderful learning tool.
In 1866, Congress established six all-black regiments (consolidated to four shortly after) to help rebuild the country after the Civil War and to fight on the Western frontier during the Plains Wars. It was from one of these regiments, the 10th Cavalry, that the nickname Buffalo Soldier was born. American Plains Indians who fought against these soldiers referred to the black cavalry troops as "buffalo soldiers" because of their dark, curly hair, which resembled a buffalo's coat and because of their fierce nature of fighting. The nickname soon became synonymous with all African-American regiments formed in 1866.