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buffalo soldier

n.
A member of one of the African-American regiments within the US Army after the Civil War, serving primarily in the Indian wars of the late 1860s.

[Translation of a Kiowa term, from the perceived similarity between the soldiers' hair and the hair on a buffalo's head.]
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