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  • Fort Smith Museum of History
  • Fort Smith Howe Arkansas Counties After 1874
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: The Most Feared Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Country
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: The Most Feared Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Country
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: The Most Feared Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Country Bass Reeves won a reputation as the "most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country." . . . Bass Reeves was one of those rugged lawman who brought law and order to the American West, and more particularly to nineteenth-century Oklahoma. 
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: The Most Feared Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Country   He is especially important, but not because of his thirty-two years as a marshal or his feats of bravery.  He is important because he represents the way Oklahoma really was - the early multicultural Oklahoma, when the men who "wore the star" were not necessarily white but sometimes were black.
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: character portrayal of Bass Reeves T. Baridi Nkokheli
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: readings from the book, The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • BASS UPBRINGING/SLAVE DAYS/WHEN FREED Bass Reeves was born in Paris,Texas in 1824. He worked as a water boy on his owner’s plantation. Owner was George Reeves.
  • BASS UPBRINGING/SLAVE DAYS/WHEN FREED Bass fled from the plantation. He lived with the Seminole and Creek Indians.
  • Indian Territory, 1889
  • BASS UPBRINGING/SLAVE DAYS/WHEN FREED He left his indian home for a new job. He got married. He became a successful rancher and farmer.
  • DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL The Indian Territory had become a refugee for murderers, thieves, and robbers. Isaac C. Parker was appointed judge in Fort Smith, Arkansas. U.S. Deputy Marshal James Fagan, appointed by Isaac C. Parker, appointed Bass Reeves.
  • DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL Bass Reeves accepted the job and became the first black Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River. Reeves couldn’t read or write. Someone read Reeves the warrant and he memorized them.
  • DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL Reeves rode a large stallion, usually wore a large black hat. He was polite and courteous to everyone. He wore to colt pistols and was a good shot with both of his left and right hand. He would leave Fort Smith, Arkansas and return a few months later with a large group of outlaws.
  • DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL Reeves arrested his own son. Who had been served with murdering his wife. He brought his son the Muskogee, Oklahoma. Reeves’ son was a model citizen after serving his time at Leavenworth prison in Kansas.
  • DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL Reeves served 35 years as a U.S. Deputy Marshal. He brought in over 3,000 criminals during his career. Killed only 14. Reeves earned his place in history as being one of the most effective lawmen in the Indian Territory.
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: character portrayal of Bass Reeves T. Baridi Nkokheli
  • OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD, NOV. 16, 1907
  • How did disguises and tricks help Bass Reeves better perform his duties?  Was it right of him to lie to these people?  Why or why not?
  • Why was Bass Reeves not liked by some white men? Did he do something wrong? How has the perception of race changes from then to now?
  • What else do you know about native american and the indian territory? Why was it unusual that bass reeves escaped there?
  • Did the fact that Bass was illiterate (that he couldn’t read) affect his ability to be a Deputy U.S. Marshal? How did he adapt?
  • What if you weren’t able to read? How would life be more difficult?
  • If Bass Reeves was such an amazing lawman, why do you think he isn’t as well known as Wyatt Earp or Bat Masterson?
  • THE LEGEND OF BASS REEVES: The Most Feared Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Country
  • Fort Smith Museum of History