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Jack Andrews amiga at primenet.com
Thu Oct 1 05:49:43 EST 1998


> Sakajawea
>
> Sakajawea or Sacagawea (1787?-1812 or 1884), Shoshone Native American woman who
> served as an interpreter and guide for the
> Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805 and 1806. Sakajawea was probably born in
> Idaho. She was captured by members of the Hidatsa
> tribe and was sold as a slave to the Missouri River Mandans, who sold her to a
> Canadian trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau. She
> became one of his wives and gave birth to a son in February 1805. Explorers
> Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who had spent the
> winter of 1804 and 1805 with the Mandans, hired Charbonneau as an interpreter and
> guide for the rest of their trip west. Sakajawea and
> her young son were allowed to go with the expedition when it set out in April
> 1805. Leaving North Dakota and traveling through present
> day Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, Sakajawea proved to be invaluable.
> When the expedition encountered a tribe of
> Shoshone led by her brother, Sakajawea obtained food, horses, and guides, which
> allowed the explorers to continue. Sakajawea,
> carrying her young son on her back, was legendary for her perseverance and
> resourcefulness. She and Charbonneau remained in North
> Dakota when the expedition returned to Missouri in 1806. One of the two Native
> American wives of Charbonneau died in 1812 and was
> thought to be Sakajawea; however, an old Native American woman who died on a
> reservation in 1884 also claimed to be Sakajawea and
> displayed considerable knowledge of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Of the many
> memorials to Sakajawea, the most famous is a statue
> in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon. Her name is often spelled Sacajawea.

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