Who Was Sacagawea? by Judith Bloom FradinSacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a golden dollar coin.
Sacagawea facts for kids
Sacagawea c. Lewis and Clark explored the Western United States with her, travelling thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean between and Sacagawea is well remembered today. When many people think about Lewis and Clark today, they also think about Sacagawea. This was because nobody knows exactly what Sacagawea looked like. At about thirteen years of age, Sacagawea was taken as a wife by Toussaint Charbonneau, a Quebecer trapper living in the village. He had also taken another young Shoshone named Otter Woman as a wife.
When Sacagawea was about ten years old, she was kidnapped by Hidatsa Indians and taken to what is now North Dakota. She was then sold as a slave to Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian fur trader. She later became his wife. In , Lewis and Clark persuaded Charbonneau to join them on their expedition as an interpreter. It was understood that Sacagawea would join the party as well.
Email: info americanhistoryforkids. The Lewis and Clark Expedition took more than two years., Sacajawea is one of the most famous native Americans! She helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
Toggle navigation. Sacagawea Facts Sacagawea was a Shoshone Native most famous for having been the interpreter and the only woman on the Lewis and Clark expedition. When she was only 12 she was kidnapped along with several other girls in her tribe, by an enemy tribe. When Lewis and Clark hired Charbonneau as an interpreter on their famous expedition, Sacagawea was also brought along, despite her having just given birth. She was invaluable to the expedition.
She was also skilled at finding edible plants. It is believed that she was born in in Lemhi County, Idaho. She was the daughter of a Shoshone Chief. She was captured by Hidatsa Indian, an enemy tribe when she was just 12 years old. Then she was sold to a French-Canadian trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau who eventually married her. At that time, Toussaint Charbonneau was 41 years old.