My name is Nathan Schilling.
I am from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Attending MSUM as a Sophomore next fall.
Graphic Communications major.
Sacagawea is a Native American woman who aided
the Lewis and Clark expedition with her skill in land
Sacagawea was born in a northern village near the
Lemhi river valley, known today as Idaho.
While Sacagawea was between ten and twelve years
old, she was taken to live at the Knife river area,
which is now a part of North Dakota.
In April of 1805, Sacagawea, her husband (Toussaint
Charbonneau) and her child (Jean Baptiste) left their
estate in exploration with the Lewis and Clark
expedition of the newly acquired Louisiana purchase
(828,000 square miles).
To start, Sacagawea was mainly looked at as a wife
and someone who possessed native language
Later as the expedition continued, Sacagawea became
of great value by supplying the crew with food from
the wild. When faced with crises, she responded
calmly. She saved many vital instruments and records
of the expedition when one of the crew’s boats nearly
In August of 1805, west of the continental divide,
Sacagawea was reunited with her brother,
Cameahwait. Cameahwait helped supply the
expedition with horses and guides. Cameahwait’s
generosity aided the expedition across the Bitterroot
Mountains and through the Salmon River.
In November of 1805, Sacagawea and the expedition
arrived to the Paciﬁc Ocean.
After reaching the Paciﬁc in 1805, Sacagawea and her
husband settled in St. Louis, Missouri.
The later part of Sacagawea’s life is not well known,
but there are rumors that she died from an unknown
disease sometime in 1812.
Sacagawea, surprisingly prove to be one of the
strongest members of the infamous “Lewis and Clark
Her knowledge of various native language, ability to
forage for food in the wild and her collected attitude
secures her a spot in the women’s hall of fame.
Sacagawea was inducted into the women’s hall of
fame in 2003.
1805, August In. Facts and Information about Sacagawea. Web. 08 June 2010.
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"Women of the Hall." National Women's Hall of Fame. Web. 08 June 2010. <http://
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