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Paper Genocide of Native American Indians in the Americas · Just another Columbus Day. https://www.facebook.com/notes/paper-genocide-of-native-american-indians-in-the-americas/buffalo-soldiers-day-columbus-day-for-black-americans-july-28th/804154999693391 Fact: White soldiers at Wounded Knee were not the only soldiers to receive the Medal of Honor for killing Indians. On June 28, 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, Congress authorized the formation of the 9th and 10th Cavalry as well as the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry Regiments, which were all-Black units. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments that contained the Buffalo Soldiers, conducted campaigns against American Indian tribes from Montana, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Throughout the era of the Indian Wars, approximately twenty percent of the U.S. Cavalry troopers were African Americans. They fought over 177 engagements. At least 18 Medals of Honor were presented to Buffalo Soldiers during the Western Campaigns. NOTE: Reconstruction period (1865–77) Sixteen African Americans served in Congress during Reconstruction—including Hiram Revels and Blanche K. Bruce in the U.S. Senate—more than 600 in state legislatures, and hundreds more in local offices from sheriff to justice of the peace scattered across the South.