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The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians

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The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark.

Historians of the American West have also, until recently, ignored the fact that this man was African American, a free black man who headed West to find himself less subject to the racist structure of the established Eastern and Southern states.

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While historians have largely overlooked Reeves, there have been a few notable works on him. Vaunda Michaux Nelson’s book, Bad News
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Added: Oct-27-2013 Occurred On: Oct-27-2013
By: Detroit Iron
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History
Tags: Alternative History, Education, Indigenous First Nations, Racism
Location: United States (load item map)
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