October 13, 2011

Shaka Zulu (1787 – 1828)
Was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom and his reign still greatly influences South African culture. Shaka has been credited with introducing a new variant of weapon: the "iklwa," a short stabbing spear with a long, sword-like spearhead. The name "Iklwa" is derived from the sound that the spear makes as it stabs into the body and the sucking sound when it is withdrawn.

Gabriel Dumont (1837 – 1906)
Was a Métis leader in what is now Western Canada. By 12 years old he was a highly skilled marksman and was well known as a master horseman. He led the Métis military forces during the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and is remembered for the strides he took in extending Métis rights in Canada.

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