Who Was Sacagawea?

Who Was Sacagawea?

Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin, Val Paul Taylor

Language: English

Pages: 19

ISBN: 0756915937

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Age range: 8 - 11 Years

Overview

Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed.

Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a new golden dollar coin.

A brief biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition in the early 1800s.

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of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition in the early 1800s. 1. Sacagawea—Juvenile literature. 2. Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806)—Juvenile literature. 3. Shoshoni women—Biography—Juvenile literature. 4. Shoshoni Indians—Biography—Juvenile literature. [1. Sacagawea 2. Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806). 3. Shoshoni Indians—Biography. 4. Indians of North America—Biography. 5. Women—Biography.] I. Taylor, Val Paul, ill. II. Title.

Hardly a day passed without problems. Captain Clark and Bird Woman were almost bitten by rattlesnakes. Mosquitoes stung the men and turned Pomp’s little body into a mass of red sores. One man after another came down with flu, fevers, and diarrhea. Sacagawea began running a fever around June 1. As she grew worse, the captains feared that she would die. They were also afraid that the expedition would fail without her. How would they trade for horses without their Shoshone translator? Without

August 13, 1805, Lewis and his three men spotted two Shoshone women and a girl. The Indians bowed their heads. They expected to be killed. But Lewis spoke to them kindly. He gave them beads and mirrors. As a sign of peace, he also painted the Indians’ cheeks red. The three Shoshone agreed to take Captain Lewis and his men to their village. They were on their way when 60 Shoshone warriors appeared on horses. They thundered toward Lewis and his men. Their chief got off his horse and greeted Lewis

was only 16 years old when she crossed America with her baby on her back. This is her true story. Chapter 1 A Shoshone Girl Sacagawea was born in what is now Idaho, in 1789 or 1790. She was a Shoshone (Sho SHO nee) Indian. Her tribe lived along the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains. They often camped near the Snake River, so they were also called the Snake Indians. As a child, she had many different names. This was common for young Indians. In time, she became known as Sacagawea. Sakaga

family there, too. Did Charbonneau want land for a farm near St. Louis? Did he want to start a small business? Clark would help him. But what Clark really wanted was to adopt Pomp. The captain wrote a letter to the couple: As to your little son (my boy Pomp) you well know my fondness for him…. I once more tell you that if you will bring your son…to me, I will educate him and treat him as my own child…. Sacagawea, her husband, and Pomp eventually did go to St. Louis. In the autumn of 1810,

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