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10 American Warrior Women Your Kids Should Know About
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:56:32 AM »
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Re: 10 American Warrior Women Your Kids Should Know About
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 08:59:04 AM »
Betty Zane

...  According to a historical marker in Wheeling, on September 11, 1782, the Zane family was under siege in Fort Henry by American Indian allies of the British. During the siege, while Betty was loading a Kentucky rifle, her father was wounded and fell from the top of the fort right in front of her. The captain of the fort said, "We have lost two men, one Mr. Zane and another gentlemen, and we need black gunpowder."

Betty's brother carelessly left gunpowder at their house. She ran 40 to 50 yards to retrieve gunpowder. Then returned safely. They held off the Native Americans and lived ...
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