In several prestate societies, women sometimes participate in fighting. I mentioned above the early Iron Age Eurasian steppes. Some Native American societies let women have some participation in combat. Among the southern Apaches, some women accompanied war parties and a few fought (bravely). The most famous Apache woman warrior was Lozen, who helped a force of
15-40 warriors elude a U.S. force of over a thousand soldiers and win eight battles. However, most Apache women did not participate in war (Goldstein, 2001, pp. 113-114).
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