Above: January 1873 Negro Soldier, 25th Infantryman, in buffalo overcoat. (Smithsonian image)
April 30, Company enroute to Fort Griffin, Texas: Troops G and M attack Mexican horse thieves, capturing 36 men plus mules previously stolen. One bandit and a horse were wounded.
The Comanche view of the cavalry:
ON SEPTEMBER 27, 1874, Tonkawa scouts, under the command of Colonel Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, peered into a giant crevice in the High Plains that would come to be known as Palo Duro Canyon. Below them, Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne lodges lined the canyon floor for miles and hundreds of their horses grazed the curing grass.
Wounded Knee massacre site and the invasion military of the Great Sioux Nation:
10th Cavalry H troop K Company at Pine Ridge, South Dakota 1890-91. (Note: 2 MOH recipients are named.)