Reeves was a real-life African-American cowboy who one historian has proposed may have inspired the Lone Ranger. In 1838—nearly a century before the Lone Ranger was introduced to the public—Bass Reeves was born a slave in the Arkansas household of William S. Reeves, who relocated to Paris, Texas, in 1846.
Likewise, how old is Bass Reeves?
Secondly, why is Bass Reeves important?
Well known for his valour, Reeves killed 14 outlaws and apprehended more than 3,000 throughout his tenure (including his own son), according to contemporary reports. Upon retirement in 1907, he became a city police officer in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Is there a Bass Reeves movie?
'Hell On The Border': The Story Of Bass Reeves, The Real-Life Lone Ranger, Is Told In This Film. The story of a real-life, historic Black-figure is an upcoming film! Hell on the Border stars David Gyasi, Frank Grillo and Ron Perlman.
How did Bass Reeves die?