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Top 10 Most Badass Female Warriors in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 14, 2013

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Lozen of the Apaches, 1840-1890

Lozen was a Chiricahua Apache, who made it clear from a very early age that she was not interested in the traditional role of wife and mother. As European settlers encroached on Apache lands, Lozen joined ranks with her brother Victorio, a prominent chief, to protect themselves and raid the pioneers' settlements. She became invaluable to the Apaches — equally skilled with guns, medicine, and prophesy —and she eventually fought alongside none other than Geronimo. Victorio called her "his right hand" and "a shield to her people." Pictured: Chiricahua medicine camp.

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