Reeves was himself once charged with murdering a cook. However, it was his refusal to make exceptions that was extraordinary. He also learned tracking and other skills from the different Indian tribes. Reeves, moved the household to Texas in 1846. We stand at the precipice of our own destruction and it is going to take a great leader, one he cares not about his political popularity, one that together with all men of all colors of this great nation, to reclaim and rebuild what once was this great nation. Some say the Quentin Tarantino movie, Django, was based on his life. I as a black male wish you and yours well and your statement was well received as a,human being,not just a black man,also,a man who,see no one as a race,just as a human being! I salute you,applaud you,and have gained a,trust that,there is hope,for us as a society.
Many of the district courts asked for Reeves because of his reliability in serving warrants. He is said to have shot and killed 14 outlaws to defend his own life. He thereafter worked as a policeman in Muskogee, Oklahoma for two years before eventually retiring as a result of illness. He brought a small farm and married Nellie Jennie. Reeves figures prominently in an episode of , in which a Bass Reeves limited-edition collectors' figurine is shown in various stages of the production process.
He once arrested his own son on a murder warrant after a two-week manhunt. The story of Bass Reeves is sometimes cited as the inspiration for. During that time he was sent to arrest some of the most desperate characters that ever infested Indian Territory and endangered life and peace in its borders. It also may have been an inspiration for the film. Parker to bring law and order to Indian Territory.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Black, Red and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territory, 1875—1907. Bass Reeves came to Texas from Arkansas as an enslaved 8-year-old with the William Reeves family in 1846. Many of the district courts asked for Reeves because of his reliability in serving warrants. He once said he knew the Indian Territory like a cook knows her kitchen. During the Civil War, Bass escaped north into the Indian Territory ,and lived with the Cherokee, Seminole, and Creek Indians. White outlaws had so terrorized the interior groups, especially the Creeks and Seminoles, that whites, with or without a badge, were unwelcome.
Best when privacy is an issue. He corrected the record, saying that during his storied career he had killed 14 men in self-defense. New York: Wendy Lamb Books. On another occasion, the horse reins in his hand were shot in two and on yet another occasion, a bullet hit the brim of his hat, a narrow escape indeed!. Citation The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.
He served for two years,in that time there were no crimes on his beat. The marshal was famous for fair-mindedness and was impossible to bribe or corrupt. Presidio Rains Randall Reagan Real Red River Reeves Refugio Roberts Robertson Rockwall Runnels Rusk Sabine. Bass Reeves was a true American hero. Fagan had heard that Bass Reeves was familiar with Indiana territory and could speak several Indiana languages so Reeves was hired. Thanks from all of us at Linkpendium! Bass Reeve was a fearless lawman and went on long expeditions throughout the Indian territory, single-handedly apprehending criminals and bringing them back for trial at Fort Smith. He shot three holes in his hat, changed into tattered clothes, and hid his handcuffs in a bag.
Perhaps that compares to how the Lone Ranger handed out silver bullets to verify his identity. He was known to be courteous and mannerly and to always be immaculately dressed with boots polished to a gleaming shine. The fact this story is finally being told and gaining momentum is exciting. Not only was he the first black man to be appointed a deputy U. Reeves and his family were slaves of Arkansas state legislator William Steele Reeves.
Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves by historian Art T. In any case, Reeves went to live among the Creek and Seminole Indians. Once, he had to arrest his own son for murder. Reeves approached the three murderous and handed them a warrant for their arrest. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Dependability and devotion to duty were the benchmarks of Reeves's service to the government. Apparently the project has been in gestation for a long while with Freeman and Revelations Entertainment head Lori McCreary.
For additional information: Burton, Art. Marshall in Native American Territory Oklahoma. Bass Reeves will be featured on Aug 9th, 2015 as part of a series that examined some of the heroes and villains of the west. And Burton does make that comparison. Freed by the Emancipation Proclamation and no longer a fugitive, the six-foot-two, 190-pound former slave left the Indian country, bought land near Van Buren, Arkansas, and became a successful stockman and farmer. The rest of the gang disbanded and. Bass Reeves was born a in in July 1838.