Morning Patrol (Buffalo Soldier)
Nelson , Kadir
Limited Edition 850
Artist Proofs 85
Image size: 25" x 33"
Third in a series of western paintings by Kadir Nelson, ?Morning Patrol?
pays homage to the African American soldiers who, after the
end of the Civil War, were stationed in the west to protect mail routes, Pacific
Railroad workers and payroll wagons, string miles of telegraph wire, build
and maintain forts, and establish law and order in a vast area of outlaws,
Mexican Revolutionaries and hostile Indians. Possibly as a form of respect,
Plains tribes named these worthy antagonists ?Buffalo Soldiers,? a name
derived from the similarity they saw between the
buffalo coats the soldiers wore and the texture of their hair.