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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
This extraordinarily illustrated history recounts the known facts about a remarkable women and her contribution to one of America's greatest journeys of exploration. Kidnapped from her Shoshone tribe when she was just eleven or twelve, Sacagawea lived with her captors for four years before being given in marriage to a French Canadian fur trapper. With her husband, she serv ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published December 31st 2005 by Ediciones Lerner (first published 2003)
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Mary Ann
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Many people have heard of the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition, the Corps of Discovery, but few know much about the pregnant, teenage American Indian who was crucial to the expedition’s success. Sacagawea tell the story of the sixteen-year old Shoshone girl who joined Lewis and Clark, along with her newborn son, “Pomp,” and acted as guide, translator, forager, and ambassador to the Shoshone tribe. Liselotte Erdrich’s book, which received a Carter G. Woodson Award, is filled with fascinating facts ...more
Jun 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This is a really good account of Sacagawea's involvement in the Lewis and Clark expedition. It focuses on her life, has a timeline in the back and a map. Amazing story. I did not know she was captured when her village was under attack and taken from Idaho (roughly) to just outside of St. Louis. This is where she met the explorers. She was married to a French Canadian fur trapper. They both went on the expedition. They were gone over a year. Her oldest was born in this time. On their way to the P ...more
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book about the tale of Sacagawea. I thought the illustrations were very unique and eye catching. I liked how the author incorporated her imagination of Sacagawea’s journey.
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This would be a good book to read in a social studies unit. It discusses true historical facts about a brave Shoshone Indian girl who was captured by Hidatsa warriors. It talks about her expedition with famous explores Lewis and Clark. I would assign the book for third through fi
John Sullivan
I really enjoy reading about Sacagawea and the Lewis and Clark expedition, and this book gave me many new insights into this incredible woman. This was the first book that I have read that included illustrations of Sacagawea, and I think that they greatly enhanced the text in this biography. I learned through this reading that Sacagawea eventually met up with her brother, who was then a chief of her people, and that once her son was old enough, she sent him to live and attend school with William ...more
Wyatt Polt
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very informative book about Sacagawea. She was part of the Shoshone until a group of poeple captured her. Then, she went on a journey with Lewis and Clark. She married someone on the way. At Beaver Head Creek, she met with her old group, the Shoshone. Then, she went on and saw the Pacific. After that, the crew went back and she left them at the Missouri River. They wanted to take her kid, but he was only 2. It talks about the journey and stuff. It is a good book. I would read this agai ...more
Rebecca Ashley Teague
This biography tells the story of Sacagawea and her journey with Louis and Clark. There were a lot of details included in this book to be a children's book, which was surprising, but nice to see. The book did a good job of presenting the information in a way a child would be able to understand. I would use this book in my classroom to teach my students about Sacagawea. I would also use this book to help students develop their comprehension skills.
Dean Fleer
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very informative book about Sacagawea. She was a part of the Shoshone Indians until some other group captured her. She went with Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific. Along the way she met back up with the Shoshone. She then got to stay at the Missouri River with Charboneau. This was a good book. It was easy to read and I liked it. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a short but informative book.
Abbi Kraus
This book is a good tool to show the struggle behind one person's histroical significance. It showed how Sacagawea was pregant and had her baby in the woods. It also showed how she had to help the explorers and how her tribe was wiped out. This is more truthful than "Sacagawea helped her friends Lewis and Clark and they all lived happily ever after."
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: native-american
A well-written story depicting her young life, with enough detail to make it interesting, but short enough to be a read aloud.
Illustrations are paintings with broad strokes and lack detail, and includes an Afterword in which the author explains the various theories about her life after Lewis & Clark. Also includes a timeline and map.
A worthy choice for quality Native American collections!
Julie Fischer
Lise Erdrich does an excellent job of telling the story of the part Sacagawea played in the historical journey of Lewis and Clark. Julie Buffalohead makes the story come alive. I found this an excellent selection for my third grade students.
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sacagawea the celebrated native explorer is always mentioned with Lewis and Clark. However what happened to her after the expedition is an interesting mystery.
Pam  Page
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful illustrations enhance the story of Sacagawea, a version that taught me new information about this interesting Shoshone woman!
Andrea Labonte
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Great book and illustrations.
Hannah Gold-Garvey
Sacagawea is an informational biography of Sacagawea, a Native American woman from the Shoshown tribe, who was kidnapped at the age of eleven and who went on to help lead the Lewis and Clark expedition. Sacagawea is a partial biography, detailing the span of time from her kidnapping through her expedition with Lewis and Clark, with an afterward about what her life was like after her expedition. Sacagawea incorporates both text and illustrations to depict her story.
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