After Abraham Lincoln issued the emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves, Bass emerged and started life as a rancher and family man.
When in his late fifties lawlessness in the Indian territories came to the attention of the government, Bass was asked to become a Ranger. He hunted and detained hundreds of outlaws, horse thieves and criminals who victimised the ranchers and homesteaders. He worked till he was over 70, when he had gone out on over three thousand missions.
He went on to be the constable of Muskogee where between 1907-09 there were no crimes committed due to the fact citizens respected him and criminals feared him.
This is a great story to read with or by children from about six to thirteen. i will hunt down some other books by Paulsen.
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