Sacagawea Research Paper

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Sacagawea was a best known for being the only woman on the Lewis and Clark expedition into the American West. She was born in 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho. Her Birthday isn’t know for sure but experts believe she was born around 1788. She is the daughter of a Shoshone chief. Being the daughter of a Shoshone chief at the age of 12, Sacagawea was taken by Hidatsa Indians witch were an enemy of the Shoshones. After she was taken she was traded to a French-Canadian trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau who made her one of his wives. They both lived among the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians in the upper Missouri River area (present-day North Dakota). At that time an expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark was taken place. In November 1804, Corps of Discovery was launched, the expedition planned to explore the western lands and find a route to the…show more content…
Although she had a little baby to take care of she was very helpful. She was able to help find edible plants, save cargo form their capsized boat, and serve as a symbol of peace. She was able to make the journey less suspicious since the group had a women and a baby. Sacagawea also made a miraculous discovery of her own during the trip. The group encountered a group of Shoshone Indians and she realized the leader was actually her brother Cameahwait. Since she knew the leader they were able to buy horses from the Shoshone to cross the Rocky Mountains. She continued the journey west despite her family reunion. In November 1805 they reached the Pacific coast and Sacagawea was allowed to cast her vote for where they would build a fort to live through the winter. Their Fort Clatsop is now near present-day Astoria, Oregon. They remained there until the winter was over. While they continued the journey, Clark became fond of her son Jean Baptiste, nicknaming him "Pompey." And he also offered to help get him an

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