Did you know almost all those stories are actually true? That there really was a Lone Ranger? Who traveled through Indian Territory finding outlaws and bringing them to justice on a white stallion? With his trusted guide?
His name was Bass Reeves. He successfully captured over 3,000 outlaws. He was a master of disguise, choosing carefully when to surprise and subdue the outlaws he was hunting. He was barred from competitive shooting, because no one else had a chance. Yet he only shot when there was absolutely no other way.
So why is it today is the first time I've ever heard of Bass Reeves?
Because the real Lone Ranger was black. And a former slave.