|U.S. dollar coin.|
Thursday, May 5, 2011
There are many stories of what happened to Sacagawea after the expedition, there are also many stories about her death. Historians say that Sacagawea remained living with her husband Charbonneau until she died. They think that she died of typhoid fever at the age of twenty five. They also think that when she died she had a one year old daughter, and that Clark adopted her daughter and her son and raised them. Sacagawea's people believe that she returned home and died at the age of seventy eight years old. There are many other stories of her death, but these two stories are the most popular. Her death has become a great debate, because there are so many different opinions of what happened to her. No one truly knows what happened.
|Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste.|
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
|Sacagawea guiding Lewis and Clark.|
|Statue of Sacagawea and her baby; Jean Baptiste.|
1788-1790: ·Sacajawea born
1799-1801: ·Sacajawea captured by Hidatsas. Sold or gambled away to Toussaint Charbonneau, who makes her one of numerous wives.
Fall 1803: ·Lewis and Clark Expedition assembles in St. Louis
February 1805: ·Sacajawea gives birth to Jean Baptiste ("Pomp")
August 18, 1805: ·Sacajawea helps Lewis and Clark trade for Shoshone horses
November 8, 1805: ·The expedition first sights the Pacific Ocean
August 20, 1806: ·Clark writes letter to Charbonneau, Sacajawea. Offers to take over responsibility for raising Jean Baptiste ("Pomp").
September 1806: ·Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches St. Louis
October 30, 1810: ·Charbonneau buys land on Missouri River from Clark
1811: ·Charbonneau sells land back to Clark. Sacajawea and Charbonneau leave St. Louis area; leave Jean Baptiste with Clark.
December 20, 1812: ·Alleged date of Sacajawea's death at Fort Manuel in South Dakota