Fort Smith Featured In National Rifle Association Magazine
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith was featured in the latest edition of the National Rifle Association’s magazine American Rifleman.
The article focused on Deputy U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves “A remarkable former slave who helped tame the western frontier in Indian Territory left a fascinating legacy of justice — enforced at the point of a gun.”
The article states that Reeves became one of the first African American U.S. Marshals in 1875. Born a slave, he escaped during the Civil War and resided in Indian Territory where he learned the languages of various Native American tribes, learned how to shoot a gun and learned how to hunt and track, according to the article.
Also mentioned in the article are the U.S. Marshals Museum and the U.S. Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.
To read the article, click here.