Sacagawea

By: Mitchell Borkovec

Her Early life

  • She was born in 1788, Lemhi County, Idaho.
  • Also the daughter of Shoshone chief

How she met her husband

  • Around the age of 12 she was captured by Hidatsa Indians and sold to a French-Canadian trapper Toussaint Charbonneau who made her his wife.
  • They then lived among the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians
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Lewis and Clark expodition

  • In 1804 Lewis and Clark appointed Sacagawea to there journey
  • She would act as a translator and as a symbol of piece with other tribes and was skilled at finding plantes
  • In February 1805 She had a baby named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

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After the expodition

  • She gave birth to a second child, a girl named Lisette
  • Only a few months after the birth of her daughter Sacagawea died at Fort Manual
  • Clark took care and custody of the children, not her husband
  • To pay tribute to Sacagawea there was a new coin made with her face on the front
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My Reaction

Sacagawea was a very taugh and important woman in America's history. What she did with and for Lewis and Clark one of the most important things in our past. She was forced to come by her husband to guide them and to the coast. She was the only reason that the exposition was successful, because she was the only reason that Lewis and Clark were not killed by other tribes. Sacagawea was the most important factor. I can't believe that she was even able to be a guide and care for her child.