Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Who Was Sacagawea?

"Sacagawea had made one of the mist remarkable journeys in American history. She had traveled 4,500 miles carrying her baby on her back. Without her, the expedition might have failed. Yet she wasn't paid one penny." 

"For nearly a century after the Lewis and Clark expedition, Sacagawea was largely forgotten. During the 1800s, Indians and whites fought many wars. White people did not want to honor any Native American.

By 1900, the fighting had ended. The country was getting ready to celebrate the expedition's 100th anniversary. That was when Americans "discovered" Bird Woman. Suddently, she became very well-known. Sacagawea has had more landmarks named for her and memorials built in her honor than any other American woman."

Who was Sacagawea? by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin, Illustrated by Val Paul Taylor

"Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a new golden dollar coin.

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