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Sacagawea

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Njeri Gatheru

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By: Njeri Gatheru Sacagawea Early Life Life As a Slave Meeting Lewis and Clark Starting Out After the Expedition Interesting Facts Back at the Shoshone No one knows the exact date of when she was born but it is believed that she was born in 1788.⦁
Sacagawea grew up near the Rocky Mountains in land that is today in the state of Idaho.
⦁She was part of the Shoshone tribe where her dad was the chief.
⦁Her tribe lived in teepees and moved around during the year to gather food and hunt bison.
⦁One day, when she was around eleven years old, Sacagawea's tribe was attacked by another tribe called the Hidatsa.
⦁They took her all the way back to where they lived in the middle of what is today North Dakota. •Sacagawea worked in the fields planting and growing crops such as squash, corn, and beans.

•While she was still a teenager, the Hidatsa sold her to a French-Canadian trapper and he forced her marry him. •In 1804, Lewis and Clark had entered the area where Sacagawea and her husband lived.

•They built a fort there and called it Fort Mandan and stayed for the winter.

•Lewis and Clark were looking for guides to help them through the land of the west.

•They hired Charbonneau and asked him to bring Sacagawea along so she could help interpret when they reached the Shoshone. •In April of 1805 the expedition headed out.

•Sacagawea had given birth to a son that William named Jean Baptiste, he was also given the nickname Pompy by Clark.

•Early on Sacagawea was able to help out with the expedition.

•She showed the men how to collect edible roots and other plants along the way.

•She also helped to save some important supplies and documents when her boat tipped over in the river. •Late that summer, the expedition reached the land of the Shoshone.

•Lewis and Clark met with the local chief to trade for horses.

• Much to her surprise, the chief was Sacagawea's brother

•Sacagawea's brother agreed to trade for horses.

•Sacagawea continued on the journey.

•They were often cold and hungry and she had to carry and feed a baby.

•Having Sacagawea on the trip also helped to keep the peace with the Native Americans. •Once Sacagawea left the expedition, the details of her life become more elusive.

•In 1809, it is believed that she and her husband traveled with their son to St. Louis to see Clark.

• Sacagawea gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Lisette, three years later.

•Sacagawea died a few years later on December 20, 1812 of a fever.

•After Sacagawea's death, Clark looked after her two children, and ultimately took custody of them both. Sacagawea and her son were both engraved on a 2000 coin.
She gave up her beaded belt so that Lewis and Clark could trade for a fur coat from President Jefferson.
There is Four mountains, 2 lakes and a river name after her.
Other spellings of her name include Sacajawea and Sakakawea. Bibliography http://www.biography.com/people/sacagawea-9468731 http://infactcollaborative.com/people/10-interesting-sacagawea-facts.html http://sacagaweafacts.com/ http://castle.eidedu/~wow/sacafacts.html
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