Category Archives: Biography

Early Life

Sacagawea’s actual day of birth is not known. Scholars think she may have been born around 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho among the Agaidikas or Salmon-Eater Shoshones of the Lemhi . The Lemhi Shoshone belonged to the north band of Shoshones that lived along the Lemhi and Salmon Rivers banks….

Sacagawea joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition

  On April 7, 1805 as the spring was being felt on the Missouri River, 17 year old Sacagawea, with her on her back, departed with the  on what was to be a 5,000 mile (8,000 km) journey that would last 16 months. Sacagawea , her role was not just…

Later Years and Death

  Sacagawea,  and  lived among the Hidatsas for the next three years after the . In 1810 Charbonneau decided to take possession of the 320 acres of land he earned for his services to the Corps and moved his family to St. Louis, Missouri. Used to the frontier land Charbonneau…


Timeline of the life of Sacagawea

  c.1788 –  in Lemhi County, Idaho. She belonged to the Agaidika band of the Northern also known as Snake Indians. c.1800 – In a confrontation between the Hidatsas and Sacagawea’s tribe, , Sacagawea and other young women were kidnapped. The Hidatsas sold Sacagawea to French Canadian fur-trader,  who made…


Controversy of Sacagawea’s death

The death of Sacagawea is as controversial as the spelling of her name. The most accepted and the one that most historians support is 1812 as the date of her death. Others, relying on American Indian oral tradition believe that she died in 1884 in Shoshone lands.