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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.