Sacagawea

by Brennan and Sophie

Sacagawea's Early Life

Sacagawea was from the Shoshone Tribe. She was born in 1788 in Idaho. When she was 12, she was kidnapped by another tribe who took her to North Dakota. When she was 13, she married Toussaint Charbonneau. He was a fur trapper from Quebec in Canada.


Sacagawea and Lewis and Clark

Exploration

Lewis and Clark were exploring the land that America got from the Louisiana Purchase. They were traveling on the Missouri River. They wanted to find people who could help guide them. They asked Sacagawea and her husband to come with them to help them talk to other Shoshone Indians. She helped them gather and cook food, get horses and other trade items from other tribes and helped them make peace with other tribes.

Sacagawea had a baby during their exploration. He was named Jean Baptiste.

She had one other child who was named Lizzie who died during childhood. William Clark helped raise her son. She died in 1812 in St. Louis, Missour.

You can learn more about their exploration by following this link to a Discovery Education video.


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Tributes

Ways Sacagewea is remembered

Sacagewea is on the United States Gold Dollar coin. There are a lot of movies and shows about her. There is also a ship named after her and a river.

There is a museum that you can visit. Click this link to see more.