Book Review – The Legend of Bass Reeves

the legend of the low Reeves: be the true and the story fictional of the more bold Marshall in the West

(Gary Paulsen, Wendy lamb books)

ten years low Reeves and his mother were slaves in the ranch of the Lord. Low had managed the ranch almost by itself same. There are other slave in the ranch called flowers, who not could talk because “…” He was never beaten and beaten, and part of his brain closed did thought.” The three worked under the watchful eye of the petty Lord.

when Mister drank he got even meaner. He taught bass to play cards, so he could have some company. After low got good cards Mister put the money for the low play, starting from five cents until came to fifty cents. One night when I had low won all his money, Mister had bet low its and freedom of his mother. Bass was almost 17 and longing to be a free man.

then he caught Mister deceptions. Mister threw his letters and hit low on the head. Low hit him from behind. Enraged, Mister pulled his gun on bass. Knowing that he was about to die, low hit him with a glass of whisky. Lord went down. Low believed that he had killed Mister. When he heard the shooting, his mother came running. At no time, under ran for his life, never to see his mother again. He fled to Indian territory and began his life as a free man.

low survived in deer and Buffalo that he sought. He learned to read the sounds and movements to its around. Once he had to kill two men in self-defense. Again that saved a girl’s Creek (Indian) be killed by three wolves. He lived with the Creek nation for 22 years.

the historical legend of Bass Reeves really began when I was fifty-one. The Government of United States needed to someone familiar with the territory Indian that a marshall and recruited to Bass Reeves. From 1862 until 1907 under Reeves was a United States Marshall on fugitives. In 1907, the city of Muskogee called eighty one years under Reeves to the Sheriff of the town. His story is exciting and worthy of research.


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