10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Wednesday, December 28th 2011. | People


Sacagawea facts was a Lemhi Shoshone woman, who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States. She traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean between 1804 and 1806. Let’s see the 10 interesting Sacagawea facts.

 

1. Sacagawea facts was the daughter of a Shoshone chief and was born around 1788.

Sacagawea facts was the daughter of a Shoshone chief 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea facts was the daughter of a Shoshone chief

 

2. When she was about 12 or 13, the Shoshones were attacked by the Hidatsa Indians and Sacagawea was captured and sold to a French-Canadian trapper who made her one of his wives.

the Shoshones were attacked by the Hidatsa Indians 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts the Shoshones were attacked by the Hidatsa Indians

 

3. William Clark liked her son and nicknamed him “Pomp” or “Pompey” which means first born.

William Clark 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts William Clark

 

4. When her son was about five, he was put under Clark’s care to be raised and educated.

her son was put under Clarks care 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts her son was put under Clark's care

 

5. Sometime after Sacajawea’s death, Clark also got custody of her daughter, Lissette. He raised both of the children.

raised both of the children 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts raised both of the children

 

6. Within a few years of arriving at the Hidatsa village, Sacagawea facts was sold or lost in a gambling wager to Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian trader. The marriage was not a love match. Charbonneau had the typical trader’s attitude toward Indian women–they were very good workers.

Sacagawea facts was sold or lost in a gambling wager to Toussaint Charbonneau 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea facts was sold or lost in a gambling wager to Toussaint Charbonneau

 

7. In the fall of 1800, when Sacagawea was around 10 years old, her group was camped near the three forks of the Missouri River. Suddenly, a band of Hidatsa (also called Minataree) attacked. The Shoshone bows and arrows were useless against the Hidatsa’s rifles. Sacagawea and others were captured and taken back to the Hidatsa villages near present-day Stanton, North Dakota.

Stanton North Dakota 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts Stanton, North Dakota

 

8.¬† In Hidatsa, Sacaga means ‘bird’, and wea means ‘woman’. Some North Dakota Hidatsa believe that the name should be spelled ‘Sakakawea’.

the name should be spelled Sakakawea 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts the name should be spelled Sakakawea

 

9. Sacagawea facts, from Cameahwait, Sacagawea learned that most of her family were dead. Only two brothers and her oldest sister’s child remained. Sacagawea immediately adopted the little boy.

Sacagawea learned that most of her family were dead 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea Facts Sacagawea learned that most of her family were dead

 

10. On August 15th, 1805, Sacagawea, Charbonneau, and Clark were walking through high dew-covered grass when suddenly Sacagawea began jumping up and down, dancing with joy. Sacagawea facts that she pointed to approaching Indians and sucked her fingers, as this was a sign that these were her people.

Sacagawea facts that she pointed to approaching Indians and sucked her fingers 10 Interesting Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea facts that she pointed to approaching Indians and sucked her fingers



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