It was a beautiful, but warm, saturday morning, likely akin to ones in the late. Bass reeves simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So if your looking for a cool western to kick back and watch i believe that bass reeves is a great choice. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero. Lucy, the historian, even mention the 3,000 criminals and the lone ranger influence. He faced some of the most murderous outlaws known to. Art burtons evidence to support his conclusion that reeves was the reallife lawman is pretty compelling.
His family members were slaves of an arkansas state legislator by the name of william steele reeves. The legend of bass reeves by gary paulsen scholastic. The life and legend of frontier marshal bass reeves race and ethnicity. See the full list of bass reeves cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. After a heated dispute bass escaped and made his way to indian territory. Bass reeves, wearing his iconic push broom mustache. Born to slave parents,bass reeves would become the first black u. Marshal bass reeves patrolled indian territory during and the wild west era. Deputy marshal bass reeves, we realize his full story cannot be told without sharing and examining the lives of the many heroes and villains of his time.
An uncommon reaction, you might think, but from many accounts it was best to steer clear of a singing bass reeves as. This project takes us to the classic old west to play out the life of frontier marshal bass reeves. Early childhood grew up in lamar and grayson counties. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Bass reeves, in many ways epitomizes the courage, commitment and integrity such an effort took, but he was not alone. Parker, when the hanging judge first took the bench in fort smith, arkansas. Bass reeves, the first black federal lawman commissioned west of the mississippi, had fled texas as a fugitive slave during the civil war. The legend of bass reeves by ronit singhal on prezi.
Born into slavery, bass reeves became the most successful us marshal of the wild west. Download the legend of bass reeves ebook for free in pdf and epub format. He was one of the first african americans to work in law enforcement west of the mississippi river. He fought and struck his master with a garden hoe and killed him in one strike.
The sculpture is bronzetone and made to look identical to the monument in fort smith, arkansas by harold holden entitled into the territory. Owned by a man named william reeves, a farmer and politician, bass took the surname of his owner, like other slaves of the time. Being the true and fictional account of the most valiant marshal in the west by gary paulsen. Our sites may be periodically unavailable over the weekend while we make some improvements. Reeves was played by colman domingo in this episode and he even had a native american sidekick. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Listen to legend of bass reeves audiobook by gary paulsen. Marshals poster for usms agents and fans of the marshals. I found that the comedic spots in the film added to the liveliness of the story. Born as a slave, after the civil war he went west to engage in farming. Marshal was born jul 1838 in arkansas and died 12 january 1910 in muskogee, muskogee, oklahoma and is buried at the the old creek agency cemetery, muskogee creek nation, in muskogee, oklahoma. By the time he was 10 years old, he was already performing heroic deeds as he saved the masters daughter and her friend from drowning and carried the injured friend back to the house. Morgan freemans bass reeves project finally gets a lift, thanks to hbo.
The legend of bass reeves also available in format docx and mobi. In the midst of this chaos, nine outlaws attempt to take over a saloon in the worst way. He was born as a slave, but then escaped his abusive master. Born to slave parents in 1838 in crawford county, arkansas, bass reeves would become the first black u. Bass reeves was one of the first african american deputy u. Preceding unsigned comment added by wajola talk contribs 19. He was the epitome of dedication to duty, judge parkers most trusted deputy and one of the greatest lawmen of the western frontier. Bass reeves lesson plans and lesson ideas brainpop educators. No writer could invent a more amazing, western frontier character than bass reeves.
Bass reeves 18381910 was a african american sheriff in arkansas, who brought in hundreds of convicts. When deputy marshal bass reeves began to sing softly to himself, people who knew him ran for cover. Bass reeves was born in july 1938 in crawford county, arkansas. Morgan freemans bass reeves project finally gets a lift. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Clipping found in muskogee timesdemocrat in muskogee, oklahoma on jan, 1910. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bass reeves, he argues, was almost certainly the reallife inspiration for the lone ranger. The crowd gathered on the lawn adjacent to the old federal courthouse in fort smith, arkansas, where judge isaac c. Bass reeves, lawman extraordinaire texas coop power. Bass reeves is on his most dangerous mission yet, facing one of the most notorious outlaws in the indian territory. Hired by judge isaac parker bobby dehay and marshal fagan james c rogers, jr, bass arrested more than 3, 000 outlaws in his career as deputy marshal. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
That is until they realize one of them is keeping a secret. In this bass reeves film, lawless, three outlaws divvy up a dead mans belongings. Character profile for bass reeves from bad news for. How to obtain or renew a georgia weapons carry license. Bass reeves 18381910 was an african american sheriff in arkansas, who brought in hundreds of convicts. The american old west was a fertile cauldron for myth. In this timeline skills game, students show their knowledge of bass reeves by following context clues to order events and win artifacts. He was one of the first african americans to work in law enforcement west of the mississippi river references burton, art july 23, 2009 last update. A sculpture by celebrated western artist harold holden that pays tribute to the life and legacy of the feared african american us marshall, bass reeves. During his time as a marshal, reeves caught more than 3,000 criminals. A 25foot monument that artfully honors the illustrious former slave turned respected lawman, bass reeves. On january 12, 1910, bass reeves died at the age of 71, in muskogee, oklahoma. Reeves health failed in january 1910, and he died of brights disease in that year. Bass reeves worked to bring about law and order to a terrible area, but when a democratic government was set up, it was worse than before for bass, brady said.
Bass reeves, negro, was buried yesterday and the funeral was attended by a large number of white peoplemen who in the early days knew the old deputy marshal and admired him as a faithful officer and respected him as an honest man. Deputy marshal west of the mississippi river and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nations history. Bass reeves james a house was one of the first black federal deputy marshals. If you purchase it, you will be able to include the full version of it in lessons and share it with your students. You can see a rebus in some of the speech bubbles, in which a small face is inserted in the text to substitute for the hostile names bass would have been called. Honoring deputy us marshal bass reeves catalyst partners. Actor morgan freeman is one of the producers that will adapt the art t.
This post was written by katy berube, who was a summer intern in textual processing. Bass reeves got his first name from his grandfather basse washington and took the surname of the reeves family who owned him as a slave. This will open a new tab with the resource page in our marketplace. Bass was born a slave and was raised on a farm near paris, texas. To catch james, the requested help from marshall bass reeves. Morgan freeman brings bass reeves miniseries to hbo. In 1875 he began a new career, receiving his commission as a u. Senator baldwin, colleagues demand expanded internet access for lowincome americans throughout covid19 crisis.
Yet another miniseries adapted from a biography is in the planning stages at hbo. Bass reeves came to texas from arkansas as an enslaved 8yearold with the william reeves family in 1846. Find a grave millions of cemetery records and online. His rendition of the great bass reeves son, bennie was riveting. Bass reeves frontier marshal audiobook volume 3 radio archives. In honor of the 100th anniversary of his death and his importance to american history, howe middle school broadcast journalism students invite you to participate in this special program about one of the bravest men this country has ever known.
Bass reeves july 1838 january 12, 1910 was an american law enforcement officer. Ronit singhal author of book gary paulsen setting of book the book was placed in texas, arkansas, arizona, kansas, and oklahoma time of book 1850s to 1900s in 1881, the civil war began main characters of the book bass reeves george reeves. That person was bass reeves the gent pictured above with one helluva mustache who, not surprisingly, was written out, or purposely overlooked in histories of the west, by historians until recently, and who was the subject of a long overdue book written a few years. Read the legend of bass reeves online, read in mobile or kindle. With derek ray duncan, samuel godwin, mauricio griffin, david guthrie. In this animated educational movie about american westward expansion, learn how u. Reeves, bass the encyclopedia of oklahoma history and culture. Files will be saved to your downloads folder, and then can be opened. Read common sense media s the legend of bass reeves. In the year 1875 the indian territory was the most dangerous place in the united states, because there was virtually no law to govern the land.
The life and legend of frontier marshal bass reeves race and. The life and legend of frontier marshall bass reeves. Marshal bass reeves, born as a slave in arkansas, grew up in lamar and grayson counties, texas, where he belonged to col. This marshals poster features legendary us marshal bass reeves who was one of the first black us. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing bass reeves near you. The german artist paints scenes of classic western imagery with a nod to old world masters.
Bass reeves 1838 1910 1911addicts the premiere 1911. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Young bass reeves is the first book in the life and legend of bass reeves. From the research i did on bass reeves, this film seems to be very historically accurate. Gritty, fictionalized biography of forgotten western hero. He became friends with the tribes in indian territory and. You can click and select each item in the set to see bonuses on your right, including set bonus and items bonuses. Deputy marshal west of the mississippi river and a great frontier hero. Listen to legend of bass reeves by gary paulsen at. Tales of the talented tenth, the author has chosen to highlight the racism with symbolic images that are called rebuses. He settled in indian territory and in 1875 was hired to ride for judge issac c.968 915 120 1034 62 743 931 1654 294 427 291 31 374 922 943 942 199 74 943 764 637 980 179 107 10 914 719 69 719 594 29