Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

Author: Sheila Llanas

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766098183

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Lewis and Clark first explored the North American West more than two hundred years ago. A number of Native Americans helped the duo and their crew survive their travels from 1804 to 1806. In fact, one of them, Sacagawea, is now a legend. The Shoshone teen was married to a French Trader and became mother to a baby son. Because she spoke two Native languages, Sacagawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as a translator. Together, they traveled eight thousand miles to the Pacific Ocean and back, no easy feat during the early nineteenth century. Ever since, their story has been told and retold. Readers will learn how fate brought them together in life and in death.

Sacagawea and the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Sacagawea and the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1984037382

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Page: 138

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*Includes pictures of important people, places, and events. *Includes passages from the journals of Lewis and Clark. *Explains Sacagawea's role in the expedition and the legends of her life and death. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Your woman who accompanied you that long dangerous and fatigueing rout to the Pacific Ocian and back diserved a greater reward for her attention and services on that rout than we had in our power to give her at the Mandans." - William Clark in a letter to Sacagawea's husband "Ocian in view! O! The Joy!" - William Clark, journal entry dated November 7,1805 It is the most fabled and storied journey in American history. From 1804-1806, the first expedition across the North American continent was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, who had recently bought a vast swath of territory from France. Though he knew he had bought a huge amount of land, Jefferson wasn't entirely sure of what he had bought, so he asked a team led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to traverse the continent until they reached the Pacific, studying everything from the ecology to geography along the way to get an understanding of the country's new region. Lewis and Clark would find far more than they bargained for. The 33 members who made the trip came into contact with about two dozen Native American tribes, many of whom helped the men survive the journey. Though they suffered deaths on their way west, the group ultimately reached the Pacific coast and got back to St. Louis in 1806, having drawn up nearly 150 maps and giving America a good idea of much of what lay west. Sacagawea is one of the most famous Native American women in American history, and few played such a central role in the settlement of the West for the young nation. As a young woman who was married to a French trapper from Quebec, Sacagawea happened to be in the right place at the right time for the legendary Lewis and Clark expedition, which set off for the Pacific coast after President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France. The young Shoshone girl acted as a guide and interpreter for the expedition, helping it safely travel thousands of miles west from North Dakota to the Pacific over unfamiliar ground and amongst unfamiliar peoples. Put simply, the expedition could not have succeeded without her. Sacagawea's role in the Lewis and Clark expedition made her a national figure, and she continued to be popularized in literature and even among groups advocating for women's rights. Sacagawea is still taught to every American in school and stands alongside Pocahontas as the most famous Native American women, even though few people knew much about her life aside from her role in the trek. For that reason, few truly know about her life, her tribe, or her death, the latter of which is still controversial. At the same time, given the history and conflicts between the United States and various Native American tribes during the 19th century, Sacagawea's role in helping the nation push westward at the expense of Native Americans has taken on a more mixed and controversial character. Sacagawea and the Lewis & Clark Expedition profiles the lives, legends, and legacies of the famous explorers and their expedition, Along with excerpts from contemporary accounts, a bibliography an pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition like you never have before, in no time at all.

Sacagawea

Sacagawea

Author: Alana White

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0894908677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Profiles the life and times of Sacagawea, with an emphasis on her journey taken with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206184

Category: History

Page: 432

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At the dawn of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and back again. Their assignment was to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and record the geography, flora, fauna, and people they encountered along the way. The tale of their incredible journey, meticulously recorded in their journals, has become an American classic. This single-volume, landmark edition of the famous journals is the first abridgement to be published in at least a decade.

A Picture Book of Sacagawea

A Picture Book of Sacagawea

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780823416653

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 0

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A concise look at the legendary Shoshone woman who led explorers Lewis and Clark on their route from the Dakotas to the Pacific Ocean. Born in the Rocky Mountains, Sacagawea was taken captive and held hundreds of miles away from home for years. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark came through her new village, Sacagawea was offered as a guide since the explorers were heading toward Shoshone territory, where she was from. Pregnant with her first child and the only woman on the expedition, she accompanied them through the frigid winter of 1804-05 and gave birth to her son as the group traveled west. Her knowledge of the land, interpretation skills, and diplomatic manner were of great use to the team and helped ensure a successful voyage. This child friendly narrative of Sacagawea's intrepid life contains memorable facts, history, and context, accompanied by elegant illustrations. Back matter includes a timeline, author's note, and bibliography.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Matt Chandler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781666339604

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 33

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"In 1802, the United States made a deal to purchase a big area of land called the Lousiana Territory. Soon after, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked to lead an expedition into the American Northwest to explore the new land. After the journey, many stories were told about it--but not all of them are true. Discover what's real and what's fiction about the expedition through infographics, primary sources, and expertly leveled text"--

Lewis & Clark Go on a Hike

Lewis & Clark Go on a Hike

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635021226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Read here about the famous Corps of Discovery! About their amazing trip and how long it lasted! About how hard it was and how they managed to endure endless hardship! About their guide, Sacajawea and her little baby Pomp! Did they get where they were going? Did they survive? And what happened next? Inquire within for an incredible tale of history, mystery, legend, lore, and so much more!

The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Charles G. Clarke

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803264194

Category: History

Page: 372

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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark did not embark on their epic trek across the continent alone-dozens of men and eventually one woman accompanied them. The towering triumph of the Lewis and Clark expedition is due in no small part to the skill and fortitude of such men as Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only expedition member to die; Sgt. Patrick Gass, who lived until 1870, the last surviving member of the expedition; Sgt. Nathaniel Hale Pryor, husband to an Osage woman; and York, Clark's slave, who was freed after the expedition. The men who were instrumental to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition come to life in this volume. Through the aid of a detailed biographical roster and a composite diary of the expedition that highlights the roles and actions of the expedition's members, Charles G. Clarke affords readers precious glimpses of those who have long stood in the shadows of Lewis and Clark. Disagreements and achievements, ailments and addictions, and colorful personalities and daily tasks are all vividly rendered in these pages. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the corps of diverse characters who undertook a remarkable journey across the western half of the continent almost two hundred years ago.

Sacagawea

Sacagawea

Author: Ann Byers

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502650672

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 885

From her tragic abduction as a young girl to her confident and accomplished seat as navigator and translator for the Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea emerged a heroine in the story of America's westward expansion. Young readers will learn of Sacagawea's tribe and culture, her deeds as part of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and her life in the years that followed. This book explores relations between Native Americans and newcomers to their lands. It shows how and why Sacagawea became the symbol of women's independence and importance that she remains today.