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Sacagawea  
By: Connor J.
Indiana, Grade 3



The Shoshone tribe was a peaceful group of people. The people ate seeds, berries, roots, and insects. They made baskets, bowls, hats, and traps out of branches. They hunted jackrabbits, antelope, and other animals for food and clothing. Sacagawea belonged to the Shoshone tribe until she was kidnapped by an enemy tribe. This kidnapping led her to meet Lewis and Clark.
Sacagawea was the first Native America women to go on the Oregon Trail with Lewis and Clark. She lived in the Western Rocky Mountains. The Shoshone people used to call her Hetoe or Huichu, which means little bird. When she was older she was captured and won in a game of chance. The person that won her was Toussain Charbonneauss. Sacagawea was Toussaiins second wife. They had one son named Jean Baptiste. Then they met Lewis and Clark. Sacagawea became Lewis and Clarks’ guide on the Oregon Trail. Lewis and Clark had some medicine in a canoe and Sacagawea dropped it, but she saved it just in time before it went into the water. The weather going on the Oregon Trail was horrible. It made the trip difficult.
Sacagawea accomplished leading Lewis and Clark on the Oregon Trail. If Sacagawea didn’t go Lewis and Clarks expedition would have failed. She did it because she wanted to get away from the people she was living with. She went away because they were teasing her. She wanted to be around people that were nice to her.
I feel super learning about Sacagawea going on the Oregon Trail. She showed me a lot of courage on the trail.




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