Soldaderas, Mexican Revolution (forced by Poncho Villa) let's get that straight!

Soldaderas, Mexican Revolution (forced by Poncho Villa) let's get that straight!

Las Adelitas (women soldiers) Part of a Mexican Revolution photo exhibit at Los Angeles Central Library (ends June 3, 2012)

Las Adelitas (women soldiers) Part of a Mexican Revolution photo exhibit at Los Angeles Central Library (ends June 3, 2012)

“La Adelita” came to be an archetype of a woman warrior in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who not only cooked and cared for the wounded but also actually fought in battles against Mexican government forces. In time the word adelita was used for all the soldaderas, who became a vital force in the revolutionary war efforts. The term La Adelita has since come to signify a woman of strength and courage.

“La Adelita” came to be an archetype of a woman warrior in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who not only cooked and cared for the wounded but also actually fought in battles against Mexican government forces. In time the word adelita was used for all the soldaderas, who became a vital force in the revolutionary war efforts. The term La Adelita has since come to signify a woman of strength and courage.

Antiguo México, Somos como Tú: #Hermanos Imagen: Emiliano y Eufemio Zapata Salazar (© Hugo Brehme) La #Revolución #Mexicana

Antiguo México , Somos como Tú: #Hermanos Imagen: Emiliano y Eufemio Zapata Salazar (© Hugo Brehme) La #Revolución #Mexicana

Fotos de Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México: San Angel Puesto de Comida

Fotos de Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México: San Angel Puesto de Comida

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