10 Shocking Facts About Bass Reeves - THE REAL LONE RANGER
Growing up I remember watching The Lone Ranger and his sidekick Tonto with my grandfather. I was blown away to discover that the hit television series was based on a Moorish (African American) man by the name of Bass Reeves.
First Moorish Deputy U.S. Marshall
Bass Reeves is the first Moor (African American) to serve as Deputy U.S. Marshall west of the Mississipi River. He was appointed by James F. Fagan primarlily due to his ability to speak several Native American languages and his familiarity with Native American territories.
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