Sacagawea by:addison dunavant

"Sacagawea has been of great service to me as a pilot through this country. " said by:William Clark


Sacagawea was a hero to all she helped Lewis and Clark on there journey to success. She did things to help with things like interpret languages and find new trails to journey down. Most people spell her name wrong its really Sacagawea but most people spell it Sacajawea its rude and disrespectful, she played an important role in history and I think people should know why.

Early Life

Sacagawea was 12 when she was kidnapped by the Hidatsa then sold to a Canadian fur trader. We don't know for sure what she was like exactly when she was younger, but we do know she was born in 1786 in the Rocky Mountains (present day Montana). She had a brother named Cameahwait and her father was the chief but, we don't know who her mother was. Sacagawea lived in the Shoshone tribe which meant "people who live in valley". Her real name was Boinaiv (Grass Maiden) but after she was kidnapped it was changed to Sacagawea.

This is where she lived.

Adult Life

When Sacagawea grew up, some white men came and there names were Meriwether,Lewis and William,Clark. They came looking for men to come along with them so Sacagawea's husband signed up, but they needed an interpreter for the Shoshone tribe to get horses, so Charbonneau let her and otter woman (his other wife) come to Sacagawea wanted an adventurer, Charbonneau wanted the money they built a fort and then headed off there was bares and wolves but they pushed on.

Lewis and Clark


They finely made it across the land and ocean and was so grateful to have a explorer like Sacagawea on the trail.

Sacagawea coin

Personal Response

Meeting Sacagawea would have been an interesting experience because she was a native american and she was knew to our tools we had then. If I could ask Sacagawea a question, I would ask what it was like to see the world.


"Sacagawea." Britannica school, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017.

Sacagawea: postage stamp. Image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017.

Sanford, William R. and Green Carl R. Legendary Heroes of the Wild West: Sacagawea Native American Hero. Springfield: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1997. Print.

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