Learners explored how “Explorations lead to discoveries and cause changes.” Teya researched the expedition of Lewis and Clark then wrote an essay to write about her opinion regarding the major contributions of Sacagawea.
Her work is below:
Have you ever had to complete an expedition with a baby on your back, the whole time?! Well Sacagawea had to! Here are some interesting information about Sacagawea’s early life. It is quite interesting!
Sacagawea, which means Bird Woman, was born in the year 1787. She was the daughter of the chief. Since her tribe was nomadic, she learned how to gather roots, nuts, seeds, plants, and berries. Unfortunately, later when she was about twelve years old, she was a kidnapped by an enemy tribe and lived with them for about three years. She was soon sold to a man called Toussaint Charbeau but instead they got married! Well, actually he forced her to marry him. They had a son named Jean Baptiste. In 1804, Sacagawea met Lewis and Clark. They were sent by the president to explore the Northwest. Sacagawea was asked to navigate the expedition of Lewis and Clark but her husband would get rewarded with money. On their expedition, they stopped in Idaho where a man tried to kill Lewis and Clark but Sacagawea was very brave and kind and protected Lewis and Clark. Soon, she realized that the man who tried to kill Lewis and Clark was her brother. But not after long, Sacagawea had to say goodbye to her brother to continue the exploration. On May 14 1805, the boat they were on was tipped by high winds. Once again, Sacagawea was helpful and saved a few of the supplies and many important papers that document the expedition. Now, here are a few places they passed while doing this exploration: Missouri R., St. Louis, and Fort Benton. For the whole time, the bird woman was walking around carrying her son on her back. This son became the youngest explorer ever!
Sacagawea is famous for leading the Lewis and Clark expedition and for helping discover many important plants and animals. If it was not for Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark would have had many struggles that only Sacagawea knew how to solve. They might have even given up on the expedition. Even though Sacagawea was an important part of the expedition, she received no payment for her help because she was a slave and a woman. She was given little credit. Instead, I would call the expedition: The Sacagawea expedition with the help of Lewis and Clark.
By: Teya el Dika