Sacagawea

The Mother Of Discovery

Sacagawea's life inside and out

Sacagawea was born to the Agaidika tribe. The Agaidika tribe is in Idaho. Sacagawea was a Shoshone. Her name comes from the Hidatsa tribal words “Saca” for bird and “Wea” for a woman. When Sacagawea was 12 her tribe was attacked by the Hidatsa tribe and Sacagawea was kidnapped. She was taken to what is now known as North Dakota. When Sacagawea was 15 a French-Canadian fur trader named Toussaint Charbonneau entered the village. Charbonneau purchased Sacagawea and then called her his wife. In 1804, Sacagawea was expecting her first child. Sacagawea had a baby boy on February 11, 1805, in Fort Mandan. She named him Jean Baptiste Charbonneau his nickname was Pomp. Not much is known about when Sacagawea died but people believe she died December,12,in 1812 or December,20,in 1812.

Sacagawea explores the Pacific

In 1805, Sacagawea joined the expedition. She helped guide,Interpret,and translate. Sacagawea also helped them get horses from the Shoshone. Along the banks of the river, there were many Indian villages. At, first, they were ready to attack. But then they saw Sacagawea and baby Pomp and changed their minds no war party would bring a mother and baby. Sacagawea continued to provide valuable translation skills. In November 1805, Sacagawea reached the Pacific ocean. Sacagawea has a statue of her in Washington D.C. She also is on the dollar coin and is called the Mother Of Discovery.

Sacagawea's character traits

Sacagawea was a very helpful person because she helped find good roots for the men to eat, and she helped guide them to the Pacific ocean. Also, Sacagawea helped translate. Sacagawea was extremely brave because she went on the expedition even though she had a baby. Also, because Sacagawea was the only woman out of 33 men to go and find the Pacific.