Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Resting in Camp"

16"x20" Watercolor

In the decades following the Civil War, scores of African Americans served in the U.S. Army in the West.

The Plains Indians dubbed them “Buffalo Soldiers”as the texture of their hair resembled buffalo hair. Their
record in the infantry and cavalry, a record full of dignity and pride, provides one of the most fascinating
chapters in the history of the era. This painting is based on a historical photograph.

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