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La nueva película de Tarantino aunque una disparatada fantasía pero está basada en un personaje real. Un famoso marshall negro llamado Bass Reeves.Hasta se parece al actor de la película, bueno, un negro de bigote de tigre.
Reeves nació esclavo, se escapó, vivió entre los indios Creek y Seminolas.
Más tarde consiguió su propia tierra, se casó, levantó su propia casa de ocho habitaciones, tuvo muchos hijos.
Fue el primer Marshall (sheriff federal) negro, en 1875
He became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38, after ‘Hanging Judge’ Isaac C. Parker was made the federal judge of Indian Territory. Under President Ulysses S. Grant, Parker appointed Confederate Army General James Fagan a U.S. Marshal and ordered him to hire 200 deputies.
Among them was Reeves.
Fagan knew of the former slave, his ability to negotiate Indian Territory and his ability to speak their languages, and so Reeves was named the first black Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi.
Por esa época era territorio salvaje, 1880 –más o menos o casi como Uruguay hoy :-))
Arrestó a 3.000 delincuentes, ¡mató a 14! y nunca lo balearon en 32 años de servicio federal.
Más tarde Reeves fue policía, y acá está con colegas negros y blancos, es el grone con el bastón en la primera fila
En 2010 ya hicieron una película de su vida y carrera como militar y policía, Bass Reeves. ←
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Bass Reeves was born a slave in Crawford County in July 1838. His owners, the William S. Reeves family, moved to Grayson County, Texas, in 1846. During the Civil War, Bass became a fugitive slave and found refuge in Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma) amongst the Creek and Seminole Indians. Reeves is believed to have served with the irregular or regular Union Indians that fought in Indian Territory during the Civil War.
During his law enforcement career, Reeves stood 6’2″ and weighed 180 pounds. He could shoot a pistol or rifle accurately with his right or left hand; settlers said Reeves could whip any two men with his bare hands. Reeves became a legend during his lifetime for his ability to catch criminals under trying circumstances. He brought fugitives by the dozen into the Fort Smith federal jail. Reeves said the largest number of outlaws he ever caught at one time was nineteen horse thieves he captured near Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The noted female outlaw Belle Starr turned herself in at Fort Smith when she found out Reeves had the warrant for her arrest.
Burton, Art. Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.
———. Black, Red and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territory, 1875–1907. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1991.
“He’s a Bad Indian.” Arkansas Gazette, April 29, 1890, p. 7.