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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…

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…

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 did…

Who was Sacagawea?

Sacagawea was a  Indian girl who accompanied the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Captains William Clark and Merriwether Lewis to explore the American Northwest. Sacagawea’s image was popularized in the early 20th century as a significant historical character after the publication of a novel by Eva Emery Dye, Conquest: The…

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 that…