Lozen, the younger sister of the famous leader Victorio and a leader in her own right, she began riding horses at age seven. She learned the Apache art of war as taught to her by her Victorio.
She was never interested in the traditional roles of Apache women, never married a man, and was described as being more masculine than other men in her tribe. Victorio described her as “my right hand” and “a shield to her people.”
In the 1870s, Victorio and his band of Apaches were moved to the deplorable conditions of the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. He and his followers left the reservation around 1877 and began marauding and raiding, all while evading capture by the military, in late August 1879, which started Victorio's War.
When the US Army tried to drive the Chiricahua Apaches from their homeland, Lozen fought alongside Cochise, Geronimo, and Victorio in defense of her people. Gifted with the power of far-sight that allows her to see enemies miles away, by means of a ritual in which she sang, extended her arms, and turned in a circle until the palms of her hands tingled, a sign that let her know from which direction they were approaching. She become an extraordinary shaman, warrior, horse thief, and healer.
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