The African-American troops known as the Buffalo Soldiers helped change the American West. From 1867 to 1891 they fought over a hundred battles in the Indian Wars. They risked their lives in other ways, including enforcing the law, guarding wagon trains, exploring unknown territory, and building forts, roads, and telegraph lines. Everywhere they went, the faced racism and bigotry. They defended themselves, but almost never over-reacted to the threats against them. For many years, they were forgotten heroes. No longer. Their history is America's history. This series for children in grades 3 through 6 retells famous stories with the intent of discovering how much of the tale is true and how much might have been made up over time.