Bad News for Outlaws

The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

by R. Gregory Christie and Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bad News for Outlaws

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Bad News for Outlaws
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The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal
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R. Gregory Christie and Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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Bass Reeves was a U.S. Marshal — and a former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories. For three decades, he was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories, making more than 3,000 arrests.

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