Student Research Page

Cover-Building the West

TPW Magazine, February 2010
If you don't have a copy of the TPW magazine, you may print a copy of Building the West: Buffalo Soldiers(pdf).

Building the West: Buffalo Soldiers

Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers

Map the Frontier for Settlers!

So Many Places, So Little Time

Packing for Your Scout

Every soldier received specific pieces of equipment that would help him while he was out on scout. Everything he packed when into his haversack or saddlebags. Neither was very big and he even had to pack his food with his equipment!

Buffalo Soldiers Lineup

Now as a class, decide on what type of equipment you want to bring along for your mission. Equipment might include a plate, cup, bowl, writing and drawing equipment, and do not forget your rations! However, remember, you can only pack equipment that fits into your modern haversack, a reusable grocery sack!

Buffalo Soldier Coffee Buffalo Soldiers Tack 

Buffalo Soldier Tea and Sugar  Buffalo Soldier Coat and Glove

Buffalo Soldier Toothbrush Buffalo Soldier Pen and Ink