Born circa (about) 1788, in Lemni County, Idaho. She was the daughter of the Shoshone chief, and as a young girl she was captured by an enemy tribe. November 1804, she was invited to join the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a Shoshone interpreter, and was the only woman on the expedition. She was 16 years old and was traveling with the group along with her huband and infant son.
The route begins in Washington D.C., and zigzags along the eastern seaboared, including the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It then proceeds through Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Misouri. The trail then menders through the Great Plains of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and continues through the mountains and valleys of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon concluding at the Pacific Ocean.