The Seventh Cavalry Regiment was one of the major military forces deployed by the U.S. in the Wild West. As soldiers of the U.S. army, their enemy was often the Indians, as they were in RealLife. It was the unfortunate regiment to be beaten in the Battle of Little Bighorn and responsible for the Wounded Knee Massacre.
They are rarely portrayed in a positive light these days. When Indians are involved, they are seen as organized thugs who make the lives of the Indians miserable. For the average citizen in a Western Town, expect some twisted form of martial law be carried out by this group. KickTheDog and ShootTheDog is standard procedure for the Seventh Calvary. Often the leader of the antagonists will be the Lieutenant of the regiment who is more often than not a CavalryOfficer, acting as the brain behind the attacks against the Indians and consisting mostly of GeneralRipper and TheNeidermeyer type characters.
It should be noted that the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_Cavalry United States Army Seventh Cavalry Regiment]] is still an active unit and has served with distinction in WorldWarII and TheVietnamWar, in particular the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley which was immortalized in ''WeWereSoldiers''. The Army ROTC unit at the [[MilitaryAcademy New Mexico Military Institute]] wears the unit crest of the 7th Cavalry Regiment.