January 14, 2021
Wrapping up our big Bass Reeves package and had another chance to delve deeper into the adventures of this amazing lawman.
Often on his forays into the In-din Territories, US. Marshal Bass Reeves and his crew would round up as many as 17 fugitives and criminals which they then had to guard every night on the return trip to Fort Smith. When they stopped to camp, the prisoners were shackled to the wagon tongue of the chuck wagon and had to be guarded all night.