Bass Reeves mystery, Freedmen history, and Promised Land
VNN Weekly Digest April 18-24
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Is Bass Reeves buried in an abandoned Muskogee County cemetery?
(OKLAHOMA) Whether Bass Reeves really inspired “The Lone Ranger” television series or not, he’s still one of the biggest heroes of the South. After escaping from slavery during the Civil War, Reeves found a safe haven in Indian Country for a decade.
Freedmen: The untold history of Indian Country slaves
(OKLAHOMA) Tens of thousands of Native Americans were forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands during the 1830s and 1840s. But lesser in known history are the stories of who they took with them.
Promised Land | April
(OKLAHOMA) These stories are part of the Oklahoma Media Center’s Promised Land collaborative effort, which shows how the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision affects both tribal and non-Indigenous residents in the state.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) There is a Moderate Risk of excessive rainfall over parts of the Southern Plains/Lower Mississippi Valley, a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the Great Lakes through the Southern Plains, and temperatures will be 10 to 30 degrees below average over parts of the Upper Midwest.
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