Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, leader of the Dahomey Amazons, drawn by Frederick Forbes in 1851 (Source).
Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh was a leader of the Dahomey Amazons, an all female military regiment from the Kingdom of Dahomey (today part of Benin).  Called “Mino” (Our Mothers) in the Fon language, they made up as much as a third of the Dahomey Army.  

Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, leader of the Dahomey Amazons, drawn by Frederick Forbes in 1851 (Source).

Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh was a leader of the Dahomey Amazons, an all female military regiment from the Kingdom of Dahomey (today part of Benin).  Called “Mino” (Our Mothers) in the Fon language, they made up as much as a third of the Dahomey Army.