Bass Reeves (1838 – 1910) The Real Lone Ranger

Did You Know?

The ‘real’ Lone Ranger was a Black man named Bass Reeves. He was former slave who escaped from slavery and lived among the native American Indians. He was the first black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River. He worked mostly in Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territory. During his long career, he was credited with arresting more than 3,000 felons.

ReCreate Model: Randolph Means

ReCreate Photographer: Jasmine Y. Mallory

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