Bass Reeves

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, May 7, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    This piece, including a 1910 obituary from an Oklahoma newspaper, mentions how Reeves' devotion to duty included arresting his own son for murder, and bringing him to justice.

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  2. Tinkerhell

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    I hear he worked out of a town called Rock Ridge.


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  3. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    There might be legal precedent! Of course, Landsnatching... land, land, Land, see Snatch. Ah, Hailie vs. United Sates. Hailie: 7, United States: nothing. You see, it can be done!
     
  4. Rammstein

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    interesting stuff
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember my grandparents telling me I had an ancestor that was a United States Marshall (probably a deputy - hard to remember what you are told when you are a kid) in Oklahoma Indian territory. That is all I know. I wish I knew more than that.

    I do know I had a great grandmother that was Chickasaw Indian, and she grew up on a reservation in Oklahoma. I knew her, but unfortunately she died in my late teens, and I never did get as much information from her as I would like to have now (kids do not appreciate "the old days" and forget half of what they were told anyway, like the name of the U.S. Marsall . . .).

    :cry:

    Anyway, when I read those articles on Bass Reeves, I just knew people here would like it. What character!
     
  6. Tinkerhell

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    It is a good article. It actually reads like a description of some John Wayne type western hero - good with disguises, carried his guns butt first & was ambidestrous, understood various indian laguages, couldn't read or write but mem'ed his warrants wears his black hat & polished his boots... I can't think of many more architypal points to include.