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The Lone Ranger

This image portrays the fictional Native American character, Tonto, in the 1930s radio show and 1970s television adaption, "The Lone Ranger."
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English — CA
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French — CA

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  • History
  • Genocide

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

The portrayal of the fictional Native American character Tonto in the 1930s radio show and 1950s television adaption The Lone Ranger fulfilled many of the negative stereotypes in North American popular culture about Native American and Indigenous people.

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Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy
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