Although most Plains warriors were men, some women broke tradition by earning fame and honor on the battlefield.
Brown Weasel Woman of the Blackfeet was such a successful horse raider and war-party leader that she was called Running Eagle, a name given to only the greatest Blackfeet fighters.
Woman Chief of the Crow was educated by her father as though she were his son. He taught her to use a bow and arrow, shoot a gun, and hunt on horseback and on foot.
As an adult, Woman Chief emerged as a respected and wealthy Crow warrior and the only female member of the tribe’s council of chiefs.