Remember Bob Marley’s iconic song Buffalo Soldier? Well, now we know where he got the term. In 1890, nobody was too sure who this specific soldier was, but his face will forever be known throughout history. These were the names given to the 10th Cavalry of the United States Army between 1866 and 1951.
The term Buffalo Soldier was given to black soldiers by the Native Americans when they fought during the Indian Wars, and the name has stuck with them ever since.
As we mentioned, there wasn’t just one Earp man in the wild west; they were a whole group. Morgan Earp is one of them, and he was Wyatt Earp’s brother. Morgan only spent his time in Tombstone, Arizona confronting outlaw cowboys like his brother. Once, the Earps interfered so much that they all had targets on their heads.
Eventually, those targets got to Morgan, and he got killed by an ambush. Wyatt Earp took matters into his own hands and avenged his brother after he got ambushed. He did all of this outside of the law. Can you imagine that? It sounds like something out of a Western Movie.
Pagosa Hot Springs
The image you see in front of you is of the Pagosa Hot Springs in Colorado, which is still around to this day.
Personal Hygiene was a big thing before; don’t you just want to take a dip in those waters as well? These waters were known to have minerals, which could supposedly cure any ailments that you might have had, including the man you see in the photo.
John C.H. Grabill
Here’s another great photographer, John C.H. Grabill. He mostly took photographs of the Dakota Territory. He also had a studio in Chicago. The photo you see now is of the Deadwood Coach. It was another icon of history that is the most well-known in stagecoach existence.
The stagecoach was also included by Buffalo Bill in all of his shows throughout Europe and America.
Sturgis, South Dakota
This photograph is of the frontier life in Sturgis, South Dakota. It was taken in the Library of Congress. The photographer behind this amazing photo is John C. H. Grabill. Do you think you can survive in a place like this for a long time?
The majority of Dakota Territory’s people were mostly prospectors, cowboys, hunters, and teams of oxen.