In recent weeks there has been much in the news and on the blogosphere about the successful effort to ban the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) license plate in Texas. Now a Native American group is protesting the just-approved plate that pays tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers. The relationship between Native and African Americans was and is a complicated one and this is just the latest skirmish between the two groups. Future disputes are likely. In a guest post last month my friend Susan Ingram outlined the ongoing dispute between the Cherokees and Cherokee Freedmen.
(image by Chr. Barthelmess/25th Infantry, 1890)