The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Sacagawea Essay

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“Everything I do is for my people” (Quotes From Sacagawea). This fun loving naturalist that liked to help others was way more of a hero then she appears to be.

Sacagawea, or also referred to as Sacagawea with a “g” or Sacakawea with a “k”, is known for her history in the Lewis and Clark expedition.(Sacajawea) She was born in Lemhi Mountains, which is now called Idaho, in 1788. She was the daughter of the Chief of the Indian Tribe, Shoshone. When she was 12 years old in 1800, she was kidnapped by the Hidasta Indian Tribe and taken to North Dakota. The Hidasta Indians also took several others along with her, and raided her Tribe from their stuff, killing a few people. A year after her arrival she was bought or gambled by a French-Canadian
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This is where Sacajawea met her brother, Cameachwait, which was now the leader of their Tribe. They had a happy reunion together meeting each other. They hadn’t seen each other for 5 years, since Sacajawea went on the expedition. “Shortly after Captain Clark arrived with the Interpreter Charbono, and the Indian woman, who proved to be a sister of the Chief Cameahwait. The meeting of those people was really affecting, particularly between Sacajawea and an Indian woman who had been taken prisoner at the same time with her, and who had afterwards escaped …and rejoined her nation” (Lewis).
After they had traded with the Shoshone they resumed their journey on the Columbia River on October 6 in 1805. On their way in November 8, 1805, they first see the Pacific Ocean where they decide to set up camp for the winter.

Most of Sacajawea’s life is depicted in the journal writings. But people have managed, over the years, to try to solve out her life. She supposedly had a daughter named Lisette who died in her childhood life. Both children were sought out to be adopted by William Clark. Sacagawea was also framed for having some type of relationship with her former friends, Lewis or Clark. Clark- meaning that he did favors for her and acted more friendly and fondly towards her. She was also referred to as the “Bird Women” which is the meaning of her name in the

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