The Dog Soldiers or Dog Men was one of six military societies of the Cheyenne Indians. Beginning in the late 1830s, this society evolved into a separate, militaristic band that played a dominant role in Cheyenne resistance to American expansion in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.
"The Black Swallow of Death" - Eugene Bullard, the first African American to fly a fighter plane, left Columbus, Georgia after his once-enslaved father narrowly escaped lynching. He flew for France in WWI and survived to spy for the Resistance in WWII. Amazing story at link - where's his movie? See https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38702878023871806/ for the only other known Black pilot in that war.