1. Who were the Amazon Warrior Women?
A group of Women warriors thought to have settled around the Black Sea. Who mated with vanquished foes and only kept the female children they bore.
2. Where are references to the Amazons found?
The first account was found in Homer’s ILIAD, an account of the Trojan War. Greek historian Herodotus talked about a group of women warriors in his writing around 5th or 6th century B.C.
3. What evidence is there that the Amazons may have existed in real life?
The first evidence of women warriors came for the steppes of southern Russia from burial sites dating back from the 6th to the 4th century B.C.
4. What was found at the burial site in southern Europe?
At the burial site in southern Europe they excavated golden ornaments that were found in abundance at a site of an Amazon warrior woman’s grave.
For each of the questions below, write at least one paragraph in response.
1. Who was Calamity Jane? What is known about the real Calamity Jane?
Calamity Jane was a women from the late 1800’s that was a Midwest legend. There were stories of heroism and charity throughout her life. She was known to be a hard drinker, and an excellent sharpshooter. She performed in Wild West shows which most likely immortalized her into history. With all the information given there is no solid evidence that everything she did was true and accurate.
2. What are the trademarks of Calamity Jane? What were some of the tall tales, rumors, or legends that were told about Calamity Jane?
Calamity Jane was a woman of the Wild West known for her, whiskey swilling, sharp-shooting and cross-dressing. She was also known to help patience while Smallpox broke out. She was told to have taken a husband and given birth to a child but no marriage or birth records exist to confirm it. Calamity Jane took part in Wild West shows which made her look as if she was a legend.
3. How did the dime novels influence the legend of Calamity