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 to a query), Art T. Burton traces Reeves from his days of slavery to his soldiering in the Civil War battles of the Trans-Mississippi Theater to his career as a deputy U.S. marshal out of Fort Smith, Arkansas, beginning in 1875 when he worked under "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker. 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. "Black Gun, Silver Star" restores this remarkable figure to his rightful place in the history of the American West.
|Hardcover Book, 346 pages||English|
|University of Nebraska Press (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780803213388||6.36 x 9.00 x 1.26 inches|
|General Historical Fiction Biographies & General Historical Fiction Autobiographies|