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Old 06-07-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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Being fairly new to the forum, I have noticed a fair number of white vs black debates.

Tonight, Bill O'reilly's (sp?) Legends and Lies will have a program based on history's Real Lone Ranger.

I went searching for the history myself.
There is more at link ..

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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.

While historians have largely overlooked Reeves, there have been a few notable works on him.
The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians : Political Blind Spot
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Aztlan
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I don't get why his skin color is important.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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I don't get why his skin color is important.
I don't know.

It's discussed a lot here and I always thought that the lone ranger was white.

Actually, I didn't even know that there was a real lone ranger?
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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The guy had class - silver bullets.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: In the gawdforsaken desert
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^^^ No, he had a silver mine. Cheaper than buying lead.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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The guy had class - silver bullets.
Good for werewolves too.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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Good for werewolves too.
It's also death to vampire banks.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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Good for werewolves too.
In the movies he didn't battle any werewolves. That is to bad, because now we don't know his ability to multitask.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Tonto was a Native Canadian.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:45 PM
 
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Badass Reeves as I remember him when I first read about his expoilts years ago and the Hanging Judge Issac Parker out of Fort Smith. Which is also the setting of True Grit by Charles Portis. The Rooster Cogburn character was supposed to be a composite of all the stories about the many Marshalls that worked for Parker.
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