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Chihenne Chiricahua Apache, Lozen: A Shield to her People

Lozen was a skilled warrior, shaman of the Chihenne Chiricahua Apache born around 1840. She excelled in horseback riding, shooting, roping, and horse thievery. She along with Dahteste, Geronimo, and the rest of the Apache natives surrendered to American troops and were train bound to Fort Pickens in Florida. She's said to be buried in Alabama in an unmarked grave.

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Queen Amanishakheto & Kandake Amani: The Same One Eyed Queen?

Amanishakheto and Kandake Amani (Amanirenas), are said to have fought back the Romans at the kingdom’s northern border who had advanced from Egypt. One of the main pieces of evidence for the Meroitic raids against the Romans is a bronze head of Augustus Caesar found buried beneath the steps of a temple dedicated to victory at Meroë. Both are said to have been blind in one eye. Could they have been the same queen?

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