THREE RIVERS HISTORY: Simmons was ‘most feared’ black man in Oklahoma

Source: Jonita Mullins/ Muskogee Phoenix Without a doubt, the “most feared” African American man during Oklahoma’s territorial days would have been U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. The legendary lawman had few equals in law enforcement on the wild frontier. But another African American who called Muskogee home has been described as the “most feared black man in Oklahoma.” This was …