Legendary Black Lawmen and Tales of the Buffalo Soldiers
Herbert E. Brown’s new book, “Legendary Black Lawmen and Tales of the Buffalo Soldiers” is simply a must read for everyone who truly enjoys a captivating page-turner about Western black history and culture. This fiction novel is a collection of twelve short Westerns featuring strong, courageous, and multidimensional characters: some of them lawmen of a number of all black towns that once darted the Western frontier after the close of the Civil War, and others who fought and died serving their country as dedicated and brave Buffalo Soldiers.
These fearless lawmen regularly put their very lives on the line in order to make these all black towns safe havens where black people could raise their families and prosper for a change and live in peace and protection from the tremendously destructive tidal wave of white racial oppression that literally swept the entire nation in the wake of the Civil War. However, those fearless Buffalo Soldiers were forced to fight two deadly enemies, Native Americans plus virulent race prejudice and blatant discrimination by the very white Americans that they were often risking their lives to serve and protect?
Consequently, the Buffalo Soldier had to face and grapple with a very bitter and psychologically soul-jarring dilemma. On the one hand, he was being used by his government to literally kill, corral, or ruthlessly suppress the Native American, who white America seemed to hate and despise because these backward savages were holding up their desire for Westward expansion, while the Buffalo Soldier, himself, was, for the most part, rejected, hated, and despised by that same white populous that was willing to use him to destroy free people by robbing them of their land and forcing them onto government reservations. So this was the Buffalo Soldier’s bitter potion, to have to make war on free people, and take land that they’d held for generations, and force and keep them on government operated reservations, often far from their own native lands. Yes, the Buffalo Soldier to his chagrin, that he was in deed obliged to help the white man destroy the red man, whom had never done him, the black man any significant wrong at all. Finally, this soul-searching, action-packed collection of stories that Herbert E. Brown has offered up, not only introduces his readers to a procession of colorful and certainly unforgettable characters. Moreover, these vivid stories will not only entertain, but also, definitely educate the reader to numerous compelling black facts concerning African-Americans and their integral contribution to the development and expansion of the American West.