- Title: History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Sacagawea
- Released: 2013-02-04
- Pages: 26
- ASIN: B00BB3UZDM
*Includes pictures of art depicting Sacagawea and important people, places, and events in her life.
*Includes passages about Sacagawea from the journals of Lewis and Clark.
*Explains Sacagawea's role in the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition
“Your woman who accompanied you that long dangerous and fatigueing rout to the Pacific Ocian and back diserved a greater reward for her attention and services on that rout than we had in our power to give her at the Mandans.” – William Clark in a letter to Sacagawea’s husband
In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.
Sacagawea is one of the most famous Native American women in American history, and few played such a central role in the settlement of the West for the young nation. As a young woman who was married to a French trapper from Quebec, Sacagawea happened to be in the right place at the right time for the legendary Lewis and Clark expedition, which set off for the Pacific coast after President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France. The young Shoshone girl acted as a guide and interpreter for the expedition, helping it safely travel thousands of miles west from North Dakota to the Pacific over unfamiliar ground and amongst unfamiliar peoples. Put simply, the expedition could not have succeeded without her.
Sacagawea’s role in the Lewis and Clark expedition made her a national figure, and she continued to be popularized in literature and even among groups advocating for women’s rights. Sacagawea is still taught to every American in school and stands alongside Pocahontas as the most famous Native American women, even though few people knew much about her life aside from her role in the trek. For that reason, few truly know about her life, her tribe, or her death, the latter of which is still controversial. At the same time, given the history and conflicts between the United States and various Native American tribes during the 19th century, Sacagawea’s role in helping the nation push westward at the expense of Native Americans has taken on a more mixed and controversial character.
History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Sacagawea profiles the life and legacy of the famous Shoshone woman, including the known and unknown, while analyzing her lasting legacy. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, your kids will learn about Sacagawea like they never have before. pdf