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Is the story of Sacagawea true?
She was a Shoshone interpreter best known for serving as a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition into the American West — and for being the only woman on the famous excursion. Much of Sacagawea’s life is a mystery. Around the age of 12, Sacagawea was captured by Hidatsa Indians, an enemy of the Shoshones.
Is Sacagawea her real name?
The name we know her by is in fact Hidatsa, from the Hidatsa words for bird (“sacaga”) and woman (“wea”). (Today, however, many Shoshone, among others, argue that in their language “Sacajawea” means boat-pusher and is her true name.
What guided reading level is Sacagawea?
ISBN-10: 0152064559. Reading Level: Lexile Reading Level 840L. Guided Reading Level Y.
Was Sacagawea married?
Toussaint Charbonneaum. 1804–1812
How old was Sacagawea when she joined the expedition?
Sacagawea (/səˌkɑːɡəˈwiːə/; also Sakakawea or Sacajawea; May 1788 – December 20, 1812 or April 9, 1884) was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who, at age 16, met and helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition in achieving their chartered mission objectives by exploring the Louisiana Territory.
When did Sacagawea give birth to her son?
In February 1805, Sacagawea gave birth to a son named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Despite traveling with a newborn child during the trek, Sacagawea proved to be helpful in many ways. She was skilled at finding edible plants.
How old was Sacagawea when she was sold to Charbonneau?
Much of Sacagawea’s life is a mystery. Around the age of 12, Sacagawea was captured by Hidatsa Indians, an enemy of the Shoshones. She was then sold to a French-Canadian trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau who made her one of his wives.
Why was Sacagawea chosen to accompany Lewis and Clark?
Even though she was pregnant with her first child, Sacagawea was chosen to accompany them on their mission. Lewis and Clark believed that her knowledge of the Shoshone language would help them later in their journey. In February 1805, Sacagawea gave birth to a son named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau.