Sacagawea was born circa 1788 in what is now the state of Idaho. When she was approximately 12 years old, Sacagawea was captured by an enemy tribe, the Hidatsa, and taken from her Lemhi Shoshone people to the Hidatsa villages near present-day Bismarck, North Dakota.
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.
Sacagawea was either 16 or 17 years old when she joined the Corps of Discovery. She met Lewis and Clark while she was living among the Mandan and Hidatsa in North Dakota, though she was a Lemhi Shoshone from Idaho.
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.
|Died||December 20, 1812 (aged 24) or April 9, 1884 (aged 95) Kenel, South Dakota or Wyoming|
|Other names||Sakakawea, Sacajawea|
|Known for||Accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition|
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Sacagawea best known for? 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.
No, Pocahontas and Sacagawea are not the same person. Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan who lived from about 1596 until 1617. Sacagawea was the guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition. She lived from 1788 until 1812.