Project Description

Sacajawea was only 16 when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She traveled over 4,000 miles by foot, canoe, and horse, all while carrying a baby on her back. Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Two hundred years later, we still can see how her unique journey demonstrated the strength and value of women.

This brisk and pithy series kickoff highlights Sacagawea’s unique contributions to the Lewis and Clark expedition . . . .
―Kirkus Reviews

Much of Sacajawea’s story is expanded with judicious speculation based on the role of women in Shoshone, Hidatsa, and early nineteenth century Anglo-American cultures, and considering how the unlikely adventurer may have approached caring for her newborn while tending to the needs of her male trekkers.

The life story of the famous Sacajawea is told here with a heavy dose of honest, wit, humor, and clarity about what is guessed about her life from speculation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of her essential contributions to the Lewis and Clark expedition…. I love the author’s voice.
— Kiss the Book

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