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.
Born 1838 and Died 1910
U.S. Deputy Marshall Bass Reeves was born in July of 1838 in Paris, Texas and passed in January of 1910, in Muskogee, Oklahoma of Bright’s Disease. Due to his extensive career and accomplishments he is considered to be one of the most outstanding fronteir heroes in United States History. He is interred in the old Union Agency Cemetery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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