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Fans of historical and/or American Indian fiction will enjoy this story.
I feel very foolish reading this book. I knew next to nothing about the Lewis and Clark expedition and even less about Sacajawea. She was captured around 12 years old and taken capti ...more
Sacajawea was a young Shoshone Native American who was born in the late 1780s. When she was ten she was kidnapped by a raiding group of Hidatsa Indians and was taken away from her tribe. She got married to a french-canadian fur trader named Toussaint Charbonneau, who later on became a nuisance to the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was hired by them to translate Indian languages but Sacajawea did most of the work and went above and beyond by doing a bunch of helpful things without getting paid to...more
As the expedition was sailing u ...more
I rated this novel warty
Tsakakawias had many variations on her name, which wasn't her original Shoshoni name anyway, but since, as far as I can tell, Tsakakawias is closest to her native name - the one she became most commonly known by in her ow ...more
I don't particularly care for alternating viewpoint chapters, but I got used to it as the author gives more information of the journey to capture the reader. Of course it's not as detailed as the ...more
My one issue, though, is that things were skipped over so much. One of the two narrators would say something like "we didn't know that the next 15 days were going to be such a horrible, torturous journey" and that would make me think we were going to get some detail on that journey through the mountains. But the very next page or paragraph would b ...more
1)Sacajawea had a son named Pomp witch I never knew.
2)Sacajawea was taken away from her family by the Black feet indians also what I never knew.
Sacajawea was recommended to me by Hanna. Thank you. Sacajawea would be a great book for anybody who likes nonfiction,adventure, and to learn about different tribes. Really this book might have had a cliffhanger ending but t ...more
The book has the chapters switching from the perspective of Sacajawea and William Clark. I think that Joseph Bruchac did well with ...more
All good except for William Clark talking to Sacajawea's son. That got a little tedious.