Which Warrior Woman Are You?
Warrior Woman Buffalo Calf Road is recognized for her bravery in rescuing her wounded warrior brother in battle and fighting against colonizers. In the 1900s, as pioneers, miners, and the army, expanded their colonization efforts west the Cheyenne and other native tribes endured attacks, massacres, and forced removals to reservations. According to oral tradition, Buffalo Calf Road knocked U.S. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Rani Lakshmi bai (Jhansi ki Rani) was one of the leading warriors of India’s first war of Independence who laid an outstanding influence on the succeeding women freedom fighters. She was a symbol of bravery, patriotism, perseverance, generosity, and resistance to British rule. Rani fought until her last breath for the welfare of women in India and for the noble cause of India’s independence.
The Mexican Revolution saw the rise of Soldaderas, women who took up arms in the fight for civil liberties and land. To protect themselves from high-ranking officials who resented women warriors, some soldaderas like Angela Jimenez wore male clothing and took male names. Angela fought as Angel Jimenez and grew up to be one of the most adamant fighters against the Federales. Angela also served as a spokeswoman for the soldaderas, defending their role in the Mexican Revolution.
Pirate queen Grace O’Malley defied the British Monarchy for almost four decades. She was born to the chieftain of an Irish clan in the west. After the death of her father, Grace became the leader and expert of her clan and navigated the political world and formed alliances. Irish history and folklore tell tales of her bravery, seafaring skills, and toughness. According to one story, a Turkish corsair attacked her ship the day after she gave birth to her son so she jumped out of bed and fought alongside her men, killing their officers and eventually took over their ship.