Bass Reeves (July 1838 – 12 January 1910) was one of the first African Americans (possibly the first) to receive a commission as a Deputy U.S.
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And since I don't beleive in African-American history month(It's just American history and deserves well more than an month, I'll share a little of on one of my heroes who helped to shape the West.Bass Reeves Born to slave parents in 1838 in Paris, Texas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history. Owned by a man named George Reeves, a farmer and politician, Bass took the surname of his owner, like other slaves of the time. Working alongside his parents, Reeves started out as a water boy until he was old enough to become a field hand. A tall young man, at 6’2”, with good manners and a sense of humor, George Reeves later made him his personal companion and body servant when Bass was older. When the Civil War broke out, Texas sided with the Confederacy and George Reeves went into battle, taking Bass with him. Bass Reeves It was during these years of the Civil War that Bass parted company fro ...
Keanu Reeves filled in on bass for The Vandals at a NYE show. Lemmy filled in on bass with The Damned in a few shows in early days.
Read about Bass Reeves, 1st. black lawman West of the Mississippi.Crossing The Dead Line
It might be worth your while to record some covers of that band Keanu Reeves plays bass in. He knows kung fu.
Ever hear of the REAL Django, Bass Reeves? Read about him Here:
Have you heard The Ghost Of Christopher Reeves Nitty Scott Pilgrim (Prod. by 93p)’ by on
Photo: robot-heart-politics: yagazieemezi: I guess Django was more interesting? Yeah, right. Bass Reeves,...
This Bass Reeves character is something else...
Outlaws didn't care which hand Dep. Bass Reeves shot them with. They were just as dead.
Bass reeves was the real life basis for the Lone Ranger and he was black
Still sorting out records its a never ending job , today there is a load of Jim Reeves, Drum n Bass, Trip hop ,...
BBC News - America's forgotten black cowboys Not all cowboys and heroes where white. Bass Reeves real Lone Ranger.
Article on black cowboys.Lone Ranger believed to have been inspired by Bass Reeves, a black lawman.
I was amazed about Bass Reeves being the inspiration for The Lone Ranger,sounds like a fascinating guy
Read about Dep. U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves, the 1st. black lawman West of the Mississippi.
i want to do my paper on Bass Reeves...but i can't find land documents on him...just his former master
this *** left me dis wack *** vm n' I used dat rasputin cold lil' woo *** up in mah mix.
Dep. Marshal Bass Reeves was a Bad *** long before Quentin ever dreamt of Django.
Bass Reeves rode tall in the saddle. Why not? He WAS the "Invincible Marshal."
BLACK GUN, SILVER STAR by Art T. Burton, published by the University of Nebraska Press. Publication Date: July 1, 2006 In The Story of Oklahoma, Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of “eight notable Oklahomans,” the “most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country.” That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas made his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Black Gun, Silver Star tells Bass Reeves's story for the first time, sifting through fact and legend to discover the truth about one of the most outstanding peace officers in late-nineteenth-century America—and perhaps the greatest lawman of the Wild West era. Bucking the odds (“I’m sorry, we didn’t keep black people’s history,” a clerk at one of Oklahoma’s local historical societies answered to a query), Art T. Burton traces Reeves from his days of slavery to his soldiering in the Civil War battles of the Trans-Mississippi Theater to his career as a deputy U.S. ...
Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became a legend of the Wild West. Crossing The Dead Line
Bass Reeves one of my favorite black history figures first lawman in the west if u don't know him he was a G
check this out, Keanu Reeves is the bass player in this band
you were on the right track, but actually dogstar was Keanu Reeves on bass. Dark Star Orchestra plays Grateful Dead shows
History Friday: Bass Reeves and the Last of the Lawless West
HISTORY: The real-life Django: black Wild West marshal Bass Reeves who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men
I saw the movie django and was not to impressed. I recall the scene were Jamie Foxx was riding the horse and the people were staring at him and the one man exclaims "I never seen a *** riding a horse". Well let me refute this because if this were the true west that they were trying to portray then, there were plenty of black cowboys. In fact, the word "cowboy comes from what the white cattlemen would call the black cattlemen "cow-boys". Thus, another derogatory word turned into something. Did you know for every three cowboys at least one was either Black or Mexican.? So, yes the west was pioneered by many black cowboys. I will give you one very famous one. In fact Clint Eastwood movie "Hang'em High was based on his life the man of whom I speak was Mr. Bass Reeves he was the first deputy Marshall in the united states of America ...so, when you watch these westerners don't believe everything you hear or see..'Research and learning the real truths of our history will free your minds...Welcome to Afric ...
Who was the greatest Deputy U.S. Marshal of the Old West? Wyatt Earp? Wild Bill Hickok? How about Bass Reeves? Bass who? Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass
ok.I will buy the beer (for you, I can't afford Reeves), JUST COME DRINK IT! We will toast to her ridiculousness
You referring to Bass Reeves? I may be Tweting too much about him but he & others like Grant Johnson deserve the fame.
I want a man that dresses like Chuck Bass
'Bass reeves would make dog the bounty hunter look like a poodle!!'
Did you know that the Lone Ranger was a real person? He was an African-American named Bass Reeves.
Not all Africans were docile and complacent slaves. during the era of forced servitude. Why is it that Nat Turner and Marcus Garvey are not nationally touted as freedom fighters and heroes who resisted enslavement and oppression in a very momentous fashion. Our heroes and legends are lost among the glorification of European historical conquers and their heroes legends. The Old West outlaws Billy The kid, Jesse James, John Dillinger, The bigot Davy Crockett and other heinous murdering criminals are folks heroes in this society with numerous films and books produced about their criminal exploits. But to the best of my knowledge there has never been a major movie produced that focused on Africans that resisted and revolted during the times of forced enslavement or about black lawmen and outlaws. Bass Reeves was the first Black Man in America to be deputized as a US Marshall. The movie hang Them high was based on his exploits as a US Marshall working for the Isaac C. Parker aka "the Hanging Judge". Ned Huddle ...
Tarantino's "Django Unleashed" is not the onlly black western on the horizon. There is a 45 minute western titled "They Die By Dawn" that was made to go along with the Bullit's song release. These fictional story has Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosaria Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bookeem Woodbine, Isaiah Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Roger Guenveur Smith, Denzel Whitaker, and Erykah Badu. The story is set in Langston, Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s. Too bad it will not be a feature film. It is time that Hollywood made a feature film on real life characters. The first person that comes to mind is Bass Reeves. This former slave became the greatest frontier hero in U.S. history. Hollywood has danced around this story for the last 20 years. Just as "Red Tails" was an importnat story, the Reeves story may be just as important or more. It appears that Reeves was the inspiration for the Lone Ranger of radio and TV fame. Hopefully someone will wake up and smell the coffee on this important story ...
Bad News for Outlaws was written for children age 9-12. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson has done an excellent job of weaving an exciting and educational tale about a real man whose story seems larger than life. Bass Reeves was an escaped slave turned deputy U.S. Marshal in the late 1800s. Over the course of...
Bass Reeves was a U.S. Marshall who became a legend after capturing thousands of criminals in the late 19th Century.
"Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves" by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson came alive on the Clayton House grounds Saturday following the downtown Fort Smith unveiling of the Bass Reeves monument.
Judge Jim Spears giving credit to for slapping him and making him wait before nailing T. Baridi Nkokheli to be Bass Reeves.
Workers at The Crucible Foundry in Norman, Okla., pour molten bronze, heated to 2,350 degrees, into a ceramic mold of the horse’s tail for the Bass Reeves monument, which will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ross Pendergraft Park. To view a photo gallery of the statue pouring, visit swtimes.co...
Start: 05/24/2012 - 17:00 End: 05/26/2012 - 17:00 Timezone: Etc/GMT-5 A week of special events are planned for the dedication of the Bass Reeves statue beginning with the “Artistic Grit” Art Exhibition opening on Friday, May 18 featuring both
About Bass : The Legend Bass Reeves redefined our perception of a true American hero. Born a slave to a Texas farmer and politician, Reeves fled to Indian Territory in the 1860s to avoid the usual punishment of death for fighting with his master. Reeves lived among the Seminole and Creek Indians until the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing African-Americans from slavery and oppression. Settling in Van Bure, Arkansas, Reeves married, began a family, and tended his farm. In 1875, Isaac C. Parker - a newly appointed federal judge - set out to tame the Indian Territory, now known as Oklahoma. James Fagan, the tenth U.S. Marshal appointed the the district, began recruitting 200 deputies to capture fugitives so that Judge Parker's court could administer justice. Bass Reeves was a natural choice because of his intimate knowledge of Indian Territory, his skills in multiple dialects, his markmanship, and his tenacity. By the time Reeves retired in 1907, this former slave had served 32 years as a federal peace offi ...
Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. As a U.S. Marshal - and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories - Bass was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his w...
Molten bronze is poured into a plaster mold of the horses tail at the Crucible, a foundry in Norman, Okla. Workers will weld together the 40 bronze castings to form the statue of Bass Reeves that will greet those driving across the Garrison Avenue bridge into Fort Smith.
At 3 p.m. Wednesday (May 16), the new Bass Reeves statue will be trucked over the Garrison Avenue bridge to its destination at Pendergraft Park and lifted by crane onto its plinth. Escorted by an honor guard of Okahoma and Arkansas law enforcement vehicles, the larger-than-life-sized statue sculpted by Harold T. Holden is traveling from Crucible Foundry in Norman, Oklahoma . . .
The "real" Lone Ranger is thought to have been Bass Reeves, a black deputy US marshal.
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