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Did Sacagawea get married?
Living among the Mandan and Hidatsa, Sacagawea married French trader Toussaint Charbonneau. In February of 1805, she gave birth to a baby boy, her first child. Captain Lewis recorded the event in his journal: “about five o’clock this evening one of the wives of Charbono was delivered of a fine boy.”
What was Sacagawea’s personality like?
Courage. She survived at least one raid on her tribe, the Shoshone, and her capture by the Hidatsa when she was 12. Based on a few comments in the journals of Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea stayed calm through nearly 50 life-threatening situations. Only men were to go, but Sacagawea talked her way in.
Who was Sacagawea and what did she do?
Sacagawea was the face of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in the early 20th century. Sacagawea became a significant historical character in her own right after the publication of a novel Conquest: The True Story of Lewis & Clark by Eva Emery Dye.
How old was Sacagawea when she was sold to Charbonneau?
Much of Sacagawea’s life is a mystery. Around the age of 12, Sacagawea was captured by Hidatsa Indians, an enemy of the Shoshones. She was then sold to a French-Canadian trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau who made her one of his wives.
What are some interesting facts about Sacagawea Shoshone?
► According to the very limited historical sources that we have at our disposal, Sacagawea was born in the year 1788 in Idaho’s Lemhi County. ► She was the daughter of the chief of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe, but not much is known about her parents and other family members.
How did Lewis and Clark communicate with the Sacagawea?
Charbonneau spoke French and Hidatsa; Sacagawea spoke Hidatsa and Shoshone (two very different languages). Through this translation chain, communications with the Shoshone would be possible, and Lewis and Clark recognized that as crucial: the Shoshone had horses they would need to purchase.