March 2005
Scholastic Scope;3/7/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 14, p12
The article presents information about a women who led her way. Her name was "Bird Woman" in the language of her Shoshone tribe. Sacajawea, as she was commonly called was just 16 when she joined one of the most important expeditions in American history, Lewis and Claris journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean between 1803 and 1806. In his historical novel about the event, author Joseph Bruchac imagines an older Sacajawea telling the story to her son, who had traveled with her as a baby. In those first days of travel their talk was often of the animals they had been told about but had not yet seen.


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