For the next 16 months and for a total of 5,000 miles the expedition took him across the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean and back. During this time Clark grew fond of Pompy and his family and offered to take care of his education and raise him as his own child.
|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|
According to the phonetic spelling consistently recorded in the explorers’ writings, Moulton said, Sacagawea – a woman who aided Lewis and Clark on their journey across the uncharted western part of the United States – should be pronounced “sah-KAH-gah-wee-ah.”
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.
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.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Lizette Charbonneau Maria Catarina Charguana Anton Fries 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.
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.
These coins have a copper core clad by manganese brass, giving them a distinctive golden color. The coin features an obverse by Glenna Goodacre.
Sakakawea means “Bird Woman” in Hidatsa which should sound Tsi-ki-ka-wi-as. Supporters of this spelling are the Three Affiliated Tribes, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, who claim is the official way to spell it.
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.
Sacagawea was a young girl, just 16 or 17 years old and pregnant, when Lewis and Clark arrived at the Mandan villages in what is now central North Dakota.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau is remembered primarily as the son of Sacagawea. His father, Toussaint Charbonneau, was a French-Canadian fur trapper who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter; Sacagawea proved invaluable as the explorers’ interpreter among the Shoshone.