Sacagawea

Sacagawea, also known as Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was the Native American guide of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery. Over the two year expedition, she travelled from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean.

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How was Sacagawea helpful?

she guided Lewis and Clark through the mountains

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Who was sacagawea and what did she do?

Sacajawea (or Sacagawea) was born c. 1788. in an Agaidiku tribe of the Lemhi Shoshone in Idaho. In 1800, when she was about twelve, she and several other girls were kidnapped by a group of Hidatsa warriors during a battle. At about thirteen years of age, Sacagawea was taken as a wife by Toussaint Charbonneau, a French trapper living in the village, who had also taken another young Shoshone named Otter Woman as a wife. Lewis and Clark would winter at the present site of Bismarck, North Dakota, where they met her. Sacagawea was 16 or 17 when she and her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, joined the Lewis and Clark party on November 4, 1804. She became invaluable as a guide in the region of her birth, near the Three Forks of the Missouri, and as a interpreter between the expedition and her tribe when the expedition reached that area. She would give birth during the expedition to Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau on February 11, 1805, whom Clark later raised and educated. She also quieted the fears of other Native Americans, for no war party traveled with a woman and a small baby. She was with the Corps of Discovery until they arrived back in St. Louis on September 23, 1806. She was with the Corps of Discovery until they arrived back in St. Louis on September 23, 1806. After the expedition, William Clark offered Toussaint and Sacajawea a place in St. Louis and a proper education for Jean-Baptiste (at a time where there was no opportunity for Native Americans to receive an education). Toussaint then took a job with the Missouri Fur Company, and stayed at Fort Manuel Lisa in present-day North Dakota. Evidence suggests that Sacagawea died at the fort in 1812. Some Native American oral traditions relate that rather than dying in 1812, Sacagawea left her husband Toussaint Charbonneau, crossed the Great Plains and married into a Comanche tribe, then returned to the Shoshone in Wyoming where she died in 1884. After her death, Toussaint signed over complete custody of his son Jean-Baptiste and his daughter Lisette over to William Clark.

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What was Sacagawea's father's name?

Much of Sacagawea's life is shrouded in mystery. The only documented part of her life was when she went on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Additionally, she was kidnapped by Hidatsas at an early age, so even if some parts of her life were known through her own memory, she may not have remembered before that. When she found her Shoshone tribe on the Expedition, her parents were probably both dead because it had been so long. Sacagawea's father's name is most likely unknown.

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How much is a Sacagawea coin worth?

5.00

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Who was Sacajawea?

Sacajawea (or Sacagawea) was a Shoshone Indian woman who travelled with Lewis and Clark on their expedition (1804-1806) through what is now the northwest United States.

Sacajawea (or Sacagawea) was born c. 1788. in an Agaidiku tribe of the Lemhi Shoshone in Idaho. In 1800, when she was about twelve, she and several other girls were kidnapped by a group of Hidatsa warriors during a battle. At about thirteen years of age, Sacagawea was taken as a wife by Toussaint Charbonneau, a French trapper living in the village, who had also taken another young Shoshone named Otter Woman as a wife. Lewis and Clark would winter at the present site of Bismarck, North Dakota, where they met her. Sacagawea was 16 or 17 when she and her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, joined the Lewis and Clark party on November 4, 1804. She became invaluable as a guide in the region of her birth, near the Three Forks of the Missouri, and as a interpreter between the expedition and her tribe when the expedition reached that area. She would give birth during the expedition to Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau on February 11, 1805, whom Clark later raised and educated. She also quieted the fears of other Native Americans, for no war party traveled with a woman and a small baby. She was with the Corps of Discovery until they arrived back in St. Louis on September 23, 1806. She was with the Corps of Discovery until they arrived back in St. Louis on September 23, 1806. After the expedition, William Clark offered Toussaint and Sacajawea a place in St. Louis and a proper education for Jean-Baptiste (at a time where there was no opportunity for Native Americans to receive an education). Toussaint then took a job with the Missouri Fur Company, and stayed at Fort Manuel Lisa in present-day North Dakota. Evidence suggests that Sacagawea died at the fort in 1812. Some Native American oral traditions relate that rather than dying in 1812, Sacagawea left her husband Toussaint Charbonneau, crossed the Great Plains and married into a Comanche tribe, then returned to the Shoshone in Wyoming where she died in 1884. After her death, Toussaint signed over complete custody of his son Jean-Baptiste and his daughter Lisette over to William Clark.

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What was Sacagawea's role in the corps of discovery?

She act as translator and guide.

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What were Sacagawea's interests?

interests are going on journeys, expeditions, working in teams, taking care of children,

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How was Sacajawea an important person in early American history?

Because she had language and geography skills essential to the Lewis and Clark expedition and was able to negotiate with her brother, Chief Cameahwait for the horses needed to proceed West. Her very presence
as a member of the party was an indication to tribes in area that they went through that the Americans had no hostile intentions.

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How did Sacagawea die?

she has a fever

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How old would Sacajawea be today if she was alive?

Sacagawea was born in 1788 so if she were still alive today she would be 222 years old.

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What was the name of Sacagawea's husband?

his name was Toussaint Charbonneau.

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What was Sacagawea's favorite color?

Como me llamo

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Who is Sacagawea?

= Sacagawea was the 15 year old Shoshone Indian who assisted the Lewis and Clark expedition around 1804-1806. She, along with herhusband, were their guides from the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean and then back. At around the age of 12 she was captured by kidnapped by the Hidatsa tribe, which was an enemy tribe and was sold into slavery. Later on she was sold to a French-Canadian fur trader named Toussaint Charbonneau who then married Sacagawea and they then had a son whom they named Jean-Baptiste.==Sacagawea was their interpreter and negotiator with the Shoshone tribe and helped Lewis and Clark obtain supplies and horses from the tribe, which was being led by Sacagawea's brother Cameahwait. It is believed that without the help of Sacagawea, the expedition would have been impossible to complete. She went on the expedition with Lewis and Clark with her infant son on her back.==Sacagawea became a very important part of the expedition. Her knowledge of native plants and herbs often helped to feed the people and also knew which plants and roots were good for medicine. When encountering tribes along the way, Sacagawea prevented many battles because the tribes would see that there was an Indian woman with them. That was a clear sign of a non-threatening group. Especially that the woman was carrying a child with her.==In November 1805, when the expedition reached where the Columbia River met the Pacific Ocean, Lewis and Clark held a vote to decide where to settle for the winter. The expedition voted to stay near what is now Astoria, Oregon. They counted Sacagawea's vote as well. She was counted as equally as the men in the group. The corps then built Fort Clatsop and then settled there for the winter.==On the trip back Sacagawea was even more important to their expedition because she knew the areas that they were traveling through and was able to guide the expedition safely back. Sacagawea received no payment for her service but her husband did. He received cash and land for their help on the expedition.==Six years after the expedition, Sacagawea gave birth to a daughter, Lisette. That winter Sacagawea died from what was believed to be an ailment she had her entire adult life, but was aggravated by giving birth to her second child, at the age of 22. Eight months later Clark legally adopted her 2 children. Clark educated Jean-Baptiste. Shortly after his 18th birthday her son was then sent to Europe. There are no records of her daughter and it's unclear if she even survived past infancy.==There is a lot of legends and lore behind the story of Sacagawea. There are no drawings, pictures or descriptions of her, so her appearance is very unclear. Nobody knows what she really looked like. There are other legends associated with her story. There are monuments and statues dedicated to her and now there is even a one dollar gold coin made in her honor. Her grave is located in Lander, Wyoming.=

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How many languages does Sacagawea speak?

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When and where did Sacagawea die?

After the expedition, Sacagawea's husband Toussaint took a job with the Missouri Fur Company, and stayed at Fort Manuel Lisa in present-day North Dakota. Evidence suggests that Sacagawea died at the fort on December 20, 1866. She would be buried on the grounds of the fort.

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Why was sacagawea important?

Sacagawea was important because she helped Lewis and Clark in their expedition to explore near the land of the Mississipi river and the land of the Lousianna purchase after the U.S claimed it. Even Lewis and Clark said that they wouldn't have survived without Sacagawea.

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When did Sacagawea have her first baby?

She Joined Them in November 4,1804. she had a Baby about a month after that...

she was 16 at the time

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What is one of Sacagawea's famous quotes?

yes everything i do is for my people

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Did Sacagawea go to school?

no

I prefer to think of her as home schooled.


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What are words describing Sacagawea?

heroic, courageous, smart, guide, interpreter, explorer, mom, wife, servant, prisoner, sister, shoshone
Helpful.
Beautiful,wise,great tracker, and best person u could ever meet

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What were Sacagawea's brother's or sister's names?

Cameahwait

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What was Sacagawea's childrens' names?

Sacagawea's first child was Jean-Baptiste, born during the Lewis and Clark expedition on February 11, 1805. William Clark would affectionally nickname him "Little Pomp" or "Pompy"! After the expedition, Sacagawea also gave birth to a daughter Lisette. The year following Sacajawea's death, her husband Toussaint Charbonneau would sign over formal custody of his son and his daughter to William Clark.

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What awards did Sacagawea get?

All I know is that President Clinton gave her and York (Lewis's slave) the title of honorary sergeant in the army.

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What were Sacagawea's strengths?

Good translator, knows her surroundings, speaks many different languages, knows plants and animals, and knows what food to eat and what food to not eat.

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What did Lewis and Clark call Sacajawea's baby?

Sacagawea called the baby, Meeko, which meant Little Brown Squirrel. Sacagawea's husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, called him Jean Baptist. Lewis and Clark called the baby Little Pomp, or Pompy, or Pomp.

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