Sacajawea is a well-known American-Indian woman. Her expedition with explorers Lewis and Clark was extraordinary. She was born in Tendoy, Idaho around 1788. She was a member of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe. At this time, the American territory ended at the Mississippi River. One year after the Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition that left from St. Louis, Missouri, traveling through the US Northwest, to the Pacific Ocean (History).
While talking with a tribe a pregnant women named Sacagawea presented herself. Sacagawea promised to held these explores get to Mississippi, before they left Sacagawea gave birth to a boy named Jean Babtiste. She strapped her baby to her chest and began the long journey with Lewis and Clark. When the reached another tribe they asked for horses and supplies. Chief Cameahwait strongly agreed,
She was beaten, shackled and “was wet with the dew of all the men who had covered her before” him(4). He quickly recognizes her because his mother is also an Ila woman. He takes care of her — washing her disarrayed body, starting a fire for warmth and protection, and hunting for food. He also believed in fasting for ten consecutive days as a way of a spiritual cure those who are suffering, “in this way the spirit of the dead one grows weak, finally it lets go and journeys to the land of the soul” (5). He grew weak, yet still taking care of her. They began to love one another, and did not want to be apart. Taking her first steps, she ventured to short travels, but was not ready for a lonesome journey. With each trial, the journey becomes a little farther. Twelve days later, she was gone. He holds himself back from calling her name aloud to take her back forever. He continues on with his journey to the village, hunting for food as he returns to the village not
Sacagawea, with her infant son, became the only woman in the small band of about 40 or so men. As they approached more and more west, many Natives had never seen white men before and were ready to protect their land. Lewis was sure the presence of a young woman and a baby would be an obvious sign their purpose was peaceful (Armstrong 65). Over the course of the journey, Sacagawea identifyed many edible berries and roots, which were used as medicine as well. Also, she mented clothes and nursed the sick and injured (Moulton 7).
Deborah was raised in poverty. Her father got lost at sea and her mom had poor health so she sent her and her siblings to relatives. She was the oldest of three sisters and three brothers. When she was old enough she taught summer school and she weaved in the winter, she was highly skilled at weaving. She lived with the people she worked for.
Throughout the course of American history, there are many men who have helped shape the United States. However, there are very few women who have also helped shape the United States. Sacagawea was one of those women. When President Thomas Jefferson tasked Lewis and Clark to lead an expedition into the west, it was Sacagawea that contributed the most to their mission. Without her contributions, expansion throughout America would have been much more difficult. Sacagawea provided invaluable help to Lewis and Clark’s expedition by using her knowledge of the land and local tribes to guide them through safer routes, find food, and help them communicate with other Native Americans.
Hawa is the main character in this book. Though she is not the author of the story, the story is told from her perspective. Hawa was born in the 1950’s to her family in Ghana. Her stories were tape-recorded in the 1970’s. At the age of three, Hawa’s mother died, and Hawa was then passed from family member to family member to care for her. Hawa had a very distinct personality—she was very stubborn and tended to get herself trouble. When asked not to do something, she would turn around and do that very thing. Because of this, she never managed to stay with one relative for very long. At one point, she lived with her aunt who forced her to do all the work. Hawa was forced to carry heavy items to the market while her cousin taunted her. This obviously frustrated Hawa, and it resulted in her returning to live with her father. At the age of 16, Hawa was forced to
Sacagawea was born in 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho and was part of the Shoshone tribe for which her father was the chief. Her childhood was ruined when her tribe was attacked by the Hidatsa tribe when she was 11 years old. She was captured as a slave and taken to what is not North Dakota. She spent a miserable few years with the hostile tribe before being sold to a French-Canadian trapper and fur trader named Toussaint Charbonneau. They lived among the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians in North Dakota. She was still a young teenager when he forced her to marry him and she became his second wife. One day, the Corps of Discovery were traveling through the Hidasta-Mandan village when they experienced inclement weather.
Born in 1788, probable early 1790’s, in what is now known as the state of Idaho, she was born into an Agaidika, or “Salmon Eater,” tribe of Lemhi Shoshone between Kenny Creek and Agency Creek. She was one of the “Snake People” or Shodhone. Her name in Hidasta was Tsi-ki-ka-wi-as, “Bird Woman”. In Shoshone, her name means “Boat Pusher.” In 1800, when she was roughly twelve-years-old, she and several other girls were kidnapped during a raid by the Hidasta tribe, (also known as Minnentarees) in a battle that resulted in the death among the Shoshone of four men, four women, and several boys. Sacagawea and the other kidnapped girls were taken captive to the Hidasta village near present day Bismark, North Dakota, and Washburn North Dakota. Some time afterward, the French-Canadian fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau took thirteen-year-old Sacagawea and another young Shoshone named Otter
The three hundred mile journey to Montreal has begun. As this moment, “The Williamses know they are destined ‘for a march . . . into a strange land,’ as prisoners” (Demos 19). Things began to get rough as the trail elongated. Out of all the captives, only ninety two captives survived the actual march to Canada. Many of the captives were killed along the journey. Many were women including John Williams’ wife. Before the captives reached Canada, the group split into smaller groups. They all ended up going in separate destinations. As days and months eventually went by, the Williams children along with many other remaining captives were eventually dispersed amongst the numerous participating Indians tribes.
Getting horses was the first Sacajawea’s contribution to the expedition. More than any one, Sacajawea desired to join the journey to Pacific Ocean, which she called “ the Great Salt Lake”4 because she wanted to find her homeland on the way. In American history, this event was the greatest corporation between white men and an Indian. Moreover, Sacajawea became an important part of a historic mission, while the significant role of American woman in society was not recognized. Sacajawea had knowledge of wilderness and skills to survive, so she could teach the men how read the land and use chokeberries to cure fever.
There are many ways to describe who and what Sacagawea did. To start off, Sacagawea was born in 1784 in Idaho in the United States. She lived in Salmon River, which is now known as somewhere in Idaho. She joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804-1806 with Sacagawea’s husband who was, “a French-Canadian trader named Toussaint,”(World Book.) “Sacagawea was an interpreter and guide for/and the only woman member of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806,”(Biography in Context.) During the expedition, she had a baby, and the baby was called Jean. After a while, they found a group of Indians called the Shoneshoes. But when they found out who the leader was, Sacagawea became so happy because it was her brother.
Sacagawea: Sacagawea was born on May 1788 in Idaho. She was daughter to a Native American chief. Sacagawea was captured
Sacagawea was kidnapped when she was twelve years old by an enemy tribe of her people the Shoshones Indians. She was then sold by the Hidatsas to a French- Canadian named Toussaint Charbonneau who claimed other women from the Shoshones as his wives as well. She gave birth to Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. She proved to be very helpful in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Her and her husband were hired as translators. They needed horses from her tribe so she was very helpful in that factor. She made the team seem friendlier as they were carrying her, an indian woman, and a baby in their group. On the way back she acted as their guide as well. So they got what they needed and she helped
February 10, 1675 was a sorrowful day for Mary Rowlandson’s hometown (Lancaster). Indians came and destroyed their town showing no remorse. Many were killed and wounded. Some were taken captive. Among those captive is a women named Mary Rowlandson. Throughout her captivity she kept a journal of all her removals and interactions she had with the Indians.