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Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves
I am scheduled to be on a broadcast of "Wild West Tech" on the History Channel, Tuesday, October 11, 2005. The theme of the show will be on bounty hunters and manhunters. I will be discussing the life and career of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves of the Indian Territory. They will use some re-enactments of Reeves exploits in the program. I have not seen any of the re-enactments or an edited version of my interview. This will be the most exposure Reeves has received in a television program up to this point in time. Concerning Reeves, the new State Attorney Generals office building in Oklahoma City will have a painting of Reeves in the entrance of the building. The building is slated to be dedicated in the spring of 2006. Fort Smith, Arkansas has decided to erect a statue of Reeves in one of their parks. This was voted on and approved last month. This will be the first statue of Reeves erected anywhere in the country. My biography on Reeves is slated for a spring 2006 release. The title is: Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves. Published by University of Nebraska Press. Reeves second wife was a Cherokee Freedman, named Winnie Sumter. My research shows, in my estimation, that Reeves was the greatest frontier hero in United States history.
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