Hawaii's Queen of Controversy
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Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
This undefeated half-Spaniard fencer was a household name in the 1800s - only to vanish into retirement (and obscurity) when she ran out of people to fight.
Once upon a time, there was a lesbian Wild West abortion doctor. She once horsewhipped a guy in the face and was tossed in San Quentin Prison for sedition. To the surprise of no one, she lived in Portland.
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
One of the most famous women in American history, this hyper-capable Shoshone woman walked across America with a baby strapped to her back, in order to map it.
The only use this Canadian badass had for pretty pink bows was to adorn her own rib — which she amputated from her own body after an accident.
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
When an enemy killed her husband, this Apache woman broke the rules of her tribe to get revenge - and in so doing, became one of her tribe's greatest heroes.
The last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.
United Hawaii under one rule, abolished ancient taboos, and led negotiations with the fledgling United States.