|Born||May 1788 Lemhi River Valley, near present-day Salmon, Idaho|
|Died||December 20, 1812 (aged 24) or April 9, 1884 (aged 95) Kenel, South Dakota or Wyoming|
|Other names||Sakakawea, Sacajawea|
Жан Батист Шарбонно Лизетт Шарбонно Maria Catarina Charguana Антон Фрис Сакагавея / Потомки The Hidatsa who claim Sacagawea as a relative say she had four children — Baptiste, Otter Woman, Cedar Woman and Different Breast. Most people know only of Baptiste, the infant carried by Sacagawea as she traveled with the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific.
In August 1805 Lewis and Clark were looking for the Shoshone Indians. The Corps ( Lewis and Clark’s expedition party) needed horses to cross the Rockies and the Shoshone had them. Sacagawea, a member of the Corps, was Shoshone, but she had been kidnapped by another tribe many years before.
Sacagawea, the daughter of a Shoshone chief, was captured by an enemy tribe and sold to a French Canadian trapper who made her his wife around age 12. In November 1804, she was invited to join the Lewis and Clark expedition as a Shoshone interpreter.
No picture exists of Sacagawea, and none appeared in the school readers published before 1900–hardly a surprise, considering the short shrift usually given the Lewis and Clark Expedition in nineteenth-century histories.
These coins have a copper core clad by manganese brass, giving them a distinctive golden color. The coin features an obverse by Glenna Goodacre.
So why is Sacagawea an important American to know? She was instrumental in the Lewis & Clark Expedition as a guide as they explored the western lands of the United States. Her presence as a woman helped dispel notions to the Native tribes that they were coming to conquer and confirmed the peacefulness of their mission.
In April of 1805 the expedition headed out. Sacagawea had given birth to a son that winter named Jean Baptiste. She brought him along, carrying him in a cradleboard tied to her back. He was only two months old.
Sacagawea is a very important hero. She is brave, puts others before herself, has perseverance and determination. According to funtrivia.com, in Hidatsa (the language of the tribe that kidnapped Sacagawea ) Sacaga means bird, and wea means woman so Sacagawea means bird woman.
Sacagawea is best known for her association with the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–06). A Shoshone woman, she accompanied the expedition as an interpreter and traveled with them for thousands of miles from St Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest.
While Sacagawea did not speak English, she spoke Shoshone and Hidatsa. Her husband Charbonneau spoke Hidatsa and French. In effect, Sacagawea and Charbonneau would become an intepreter team.
Two of Sacagawea’s most important and expressive quotes are as follows: ‘Everything I do is for my people. ‘ ‘Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.