Sacajawea

Portrait
Born: 1787? AD
Died: 1812 AD.

Nationality: American
Categories: Princess


Shoshone guide and interpreter with Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

1787 - Born to the Agaidika tribe of Shoshone now the city of Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho.

 

1800 - Kidnapped by a group of Hidatsa in a battle that resulted in the death of four Shoshone men.

 

     - She was then taken to their village near the present Washburn, North Dakota.

 

1805 - The expedition spent the winter at Fort Mandan and Sacajawea's baby, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, was born on 11th or 12th of February.

 

         - Expedition resumed the westward trek on 7th of April going along the Missouri River, west to the mountains.

 

         - On 14th of May an incident occurred which was typical of the calmness and self-possession Sacajawea was to display throughout the journey.

 

         - On 15th of August Sacajawea was re-united with her tribe.

 

1806 - Sacajawea, her husband and son remained at Fort Mandan where Lewis and Clark had found them.

 

         - Captain Clark wrote to Charbonneau and invited him to come to St. Louis and bring his family, or to send Jean Baptiste to Clark for schooling.


1811 - Charbonneau and Sacajawea accepted the offer and lived near St. Louis for a time.

    

         

 

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