Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier
Pelican Publishing Co.
Cathy Williams was the first documented woman to enlist in the United States Army. By disguising herself as a man after the Civil War, she joined the Buffalo Soldiers in protecting the expanding Western states. Cathy's efforts as a soldier earned her an adequate salary and a small place in history.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Race discrimination; Military families; Separation; Gender nonconformity; racism; prejudice; segregation; separated parents; gender expression; gender roles
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
war; slavery; Civil War; Buffalo Soldiers; army; good pay; courage; secret identity
Solomon, Sharon K., "Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier" (2010). DIVerse Families. 1229.