Who Was Sacagawea? By judith bloom fradin and dennis brindell fradin

Sacagawea was a strong women who preserved through anything. She showed the world that women could do anything.

Sacagawea might have been born in the year 1789, the real date was unknown. She was raised a normal Shoshone Indian life, she learned to pick berries and weave cloth. In 1800 a neighboring tribe, the Minataree attacked her tribe and took Sacagawea and her best friend hostage. Her best friend escaped, but Sacagawea did not. She was sold to a man in Cananda, Toussaint Charbonneau.

Berries the Shoshone tribe might have picked

In 1804 the Lewis and Clark expedition needed more people, Sacagawea's owner Charbonneau brought himself and Sacajawea to the expedition, by this time Sacagawea was pregnant with a baby boy.

The trip was treacherous, lots of men starved and even froze to death. But, Sacagawea pulled through even with her new born baby, Pomp. When they reached Oregon it was winter, they decided to built a fort. This was when Fort Clastop was built. When the winter subsided the expedition decided to head back and share their amazing adventure. The trip back was not as difficult as the first one because they were prepared and knew what was coming.

A possible terrain they could have faced

When the expedition reached back to a town not far from St. Louis, Clark sent a letter stating that he missed them, especially Pomp. Charbonneau moved Sacagawea and Pomp to a farm in St. Louis. Where Clark asked them to move. There Clark got full custody of Pomp. Charbonneau became restless and decided to move back and become a fur trader. At a trading post Sacagawea had her second child, a girl Lisette. Sacagawea died in labor. Clark and his wife became the parents of Pomp and Lisette.

Sacagawea was and will always be remembered by mountains being named after in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Rivers being named after her in Washington and North Dakota. A statue of her in Bismarck, North Dakota. A US dollar coin with her face on it. She is the most praised woman in the US. Sacajawea was a huge part of the expedition and it probably couldn't have finished or survived without her.

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Margaret Padon


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