Bad News for Outlaws :

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

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bass Reeves started life as a slave but many years after running away became a United States Deputy Marshall. When Bass Reeves was given a criminal to track down, he always succeeded. He arrested 3000 criminals and led a true wild west life in the 1800s.

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chuckwagon.jpg Re-create life on the trail by enjoying some Chuckwagon cooking.
Chuckwagon on the move. Bedrolls stacked to the wagon bows and dishpan banging behind, the lordly cook drives to the next camp. Photograph by Erwin E. Smith. (Courtesy, Mrs. L. M. Pettis and the Library of Congress.)

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