Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh. An Amazon in the Dahohman Army. From the 17th to the late 19th century Dahomey had women regiments in the army. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Adoo Quamina in war dress, a captain and courtier to the Ashanti king at Coomassie (Kumasi).
The members of historical infantry units called themselves Zuaven. The name goes back to the Kabyl tribe of the Zuauas in the Zuaua district (Zuavia) in the Algerian province of Constantine, who already provided mercenary troops at the time of the Ottoman Empire who were famous for their bravery.
Masai warrior in 1907. With spear, shield and lion headdress. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).