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The Resource Black gun, silver star : the life and legend of frontier marshal Bass Reeves, Art Burton

Black gun, silver star : the life and legend of frontier marshal Bass Reeves, Art Burton

Label
Black gun, silver star : the life and legend of frontier marshal Bass Reeves
Title
Black gun, silver star
Title remainder
the life and legend of frontier marshal Bass Reeves
Statement of responsibility
Art Burton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of "eight notable Oklahomans," the "most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country." That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Bucking the odds ("I'm sorry, we didn't keep black people's history," a clerk at one of Oklahoma's local historical societies answered a query), Art T. Burton sifts through fact and legend to discover the truth about one of the most outstanding peace officers in late nineteenth-century America-and perhaps the greatest lawman of the Wild West era
  • Fluent in Creek and other southern Native languages, physically powerful, skilled with firearms, and a master of disguise, Reeves was exceptionally adept at apprehending fugitives and outlaws, and his exploits were legendary in Oklahoma and Arkansas. A finalist for the 2007 Spur Award, sponsored by the Western Writers of America, Black Gun, Silver Star tells Bass Reeves's story for the first time and restores this remarkable figure to his rightful place in the history of the American West
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
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Burton, Arthur T
Dewey number
363.282092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F697.R44
LC item number
B87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race and ethnicity in the American West
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  • Reeves, Bass
  • United States marshals
  • United States marshals
  • African Americans
  • African American police
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indian Territory
  • Oklahoma
Label
Black gun, silver star : the life and legend of frontier marshal Bass Reeves, Art Burton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • Van Buren and Fort Smith
  • 25
  • 4
  • On the Trail
  • 32
  • 5
  • "No Sunday West of St. Louis, No God West of Fort Smith"
  • 56
  • 6
  • Introduction: Uncovering the History of Black Deputy U.S. Marshals
  • Gunman's Territory
  • 76
  • 7
  • Hell on the Border
  • 108
  • 8
  • Trial of the Century
  • 127
  • 9
  • Back on the Trail
  • 1
  • 149
  • 10
  • The Winds of Change
  • 171
  • 11
  • Land of the Six-Shooter
  • 178
  • 12
  • Paris, Texas
  • 191
  • 1
  • 13
  • Northern District, Indian Territory
  • 209
  • 14
  • Muskogee Marshal
  • 224
  • 15
  • A New Century
  • 233
  • 16
  • The Lone Ranger and Other Stories
  • Devotion to Duty
  • 240
  • 17
  • The Invincible Marshal
  • 255
  • 18
  • A Lawman to the End
  • 273
  • 11
  • 2
  • Arkansas Son
  • 19
Control code
ocn212431608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780803217478
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212431608
Label
Black gun, silver star : the life and legend of frontier marshal Bass Reeves, Art Burton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • Van Buren and Fort Smith
  • 25
  • 4
  • On the Trail
  • 32
  • 5
  • "No Sunday West of St. Louis, No God West of Fort Smith"
  • 56
  • 6
  • Introduction: Uncovering the History of Black Deputy U.S. Marshals
  • Gunman's Territory
  • 76
  • 7
  • Hell on the Border
  • 108
  • 8
  • Trial of the Century
  • 127
  • 9
  • Back on the Trail
  • 1
  • 149
  • 10
  • The Winds of Change
  • 171
  • 11
  • Land of the Six-Shooter
  • 178
  • 12
  • Paris, Texas
  • 191
  • 1
  • 13
  • Northern District, Indian Territory
  • 209
  • 14
  • Muskogee Marshal
  • 224
  • 15
  • A New Century
  • 233
  • 16
  • The Lone Ranger and Other Stories
  • Devotion to Duty
  • 240
  • 17
  • The Invincible Marshal
  • 255
  • 18
  • A Lawman to the End
  • 273
  • 11
  • 2
  • Arkansas Son
  • 19
Control code
ocn212431608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780803217478
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212431608

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