Lieutenant Tom Cantrell is sent to defend Sergeant Braxton Rutledge, a black cavalry soldier, on a charge of rape and murder. The story begins in a courtroom and it is told through flashbacks. This is a story of how a black soldier in the face of danger from the Indians can be so easily mistaken as a criminal. Written by
Christopher D. Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Lt. Cantrell supplies Mary Beecher with a somewhat sanitized albeit understandable explanation of the term "buffalo soldier," stating that plains Indians applied the term to African-American soldiers upon seeing them in buffalo-hide coats and hats. In reality the relationship between black troopers and the American bison was owing to the nature of the troopers' hair, whose appearance and consistency reminded them of the shaggy capes of the plains animals. No racism was conveyed in the term, as the Indians held the bison as sacred and the perceived kinship between black troopers and the bison caused the Indians to both respect and fear the troopers. See more
During the skirmish between the cavalry and the Indians in the desert, the sky alternates between clear blue sky to overcast cloudy sky. See more
Lt. Tom Cantrell
[Complaining about the prosecutor's tactics
A soldier's life is at stake and this man is playing cheap legal tricks!
Words and Music by Mack David
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