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History Pd 1 Sami Staton. Sacajawea Was a Shoshone Indian Was the chief’s daughter Was kidnapped from her tribe when she was around 12-13 Was later sold.

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1 History Pd 1 Sami Staton

2 Sacajawea Was a Shoshone Indian Was the chief’s daughter Was kidnapped from her tribe when she was around Was later sold to a French fur trader who made her one of his wives Assisted Lewis and Clark on their expedition

3 Cont. Was the only woman on the expedition Sacajawea was pregnant when the expedition began. She had her baby (Jean-Baptiste) during the journey and traveled with him on her back She served as a peace symbol, a translator, and a guide to the Corps (Indians saw them as less threatening because she was with them)

4 Cont. She died between the ages of It is said that she died at Fort Mandan but it is uncertain if it was her or another one of her husband’s wives She gave birth to a daughter (Lisette) before she died. Clark took custody of her two children after her death

5 Facts Sacagawea means bird woman Sacagawea could speak the language of two different tribes. The Shoshone-her tribe and the Hidatsa-tribe that kidnapped her She found her long lost brother while on the expedition who supplied the Corps with horses

6 Facts 2 The Corps called Sacagawea’s son Pomp which means “first born” in the Shoshone language She was born in the Lemhi River Valley Sacagawea was put on a coin She was chosen over the Statue of Liberty to be put on the coin

7 Pictures of Sacagawea


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