History Matters Choosing Sides The first Native American troops to enlist for Federal service were fighting to return to their own lands. Megan Nishikawa | Published in History Today Volume 72 Issue 2 February 2022 The 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment, popularly known as ‘Terry’s Texas Rangers’, c.1861. Alamy. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.