Sacagawea
Sacagawea

Sacagawea

Hi! my name is Sacagawea I am a Shoshone Indian. I was born in Lemhi River Valley in Missouri in May 1788, I am famous for helping lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1800, when I was approximately 12 I was kidnapped with several other girls by the Hidatsa in a battle that resulted in the deaths of several Shoshone. I married Toussaint Charbonneau and that was when I led the Lewis and Clark Expedition. I had two children, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau and Lizette Charbonneau. I became sick and in 1884 I died from an unknown disease. I am remembered for being an explorer and leading the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 2003, my image was on the golden coin which is worth one dollar, the front side of the coin has the picture of me holding my son Jean.   

by Shawn

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