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    America is discovered

    If America had not been discovered, Sacagawea would have never had an abusive husband, never been a symbol of women's rights, never have gone on the expedition, never have met Lewis and Clark, never have had Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, or Lizette Charbonneau, never have died of a strange disease in the Fort, never have had her son be educated by Clark, and never been a somebody. shhe would have been any random Shoshone woman, who we, in the Old world, would never know about.
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    the birth of sacagawea

    In 1778, a lemi-shoshone woman gave birth to Sacagawea, a baby who would later be famous for interpreting and guiding the famous Lewis and Cark expedition. The exact date of her birth is unknown, though we know that she was born in 1778. She was born into the Agaidika (salmon eater) tribe of the shoshone people. Her birthplace was in present-day Salmon, Idaho, in Lehmi County. her clan was situated between Kenney creek and Agency creek (both are present-day names).
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    Taken to the Hidatsa Camp

    Sacagawea and many other young girls who were out picking flowers were taken captive by a group of Hidatsa(Minnetarees) warriors in a struggle that resulted in the death of four men, four women, and several boys. The girls were taken to the Hidatsa camp and kept as slaves and bartering elements in gambling games.
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    Given to Charbonneau

    In 1800, when she was only twelve years old, Sacacgawea was either sold or gambled away to a man named Toussaint Charbonneau. He was a canadian fur trapper, and friendly with the Hidatsa people. Charbonneau had another wife, a Shoshone woman called Otter Woman. She was also young, like Sacagawea.This was a sort of "marriage" for Sacagawea, but not nearly as pleasant.
  • The start of the Expedition

    "a French man by Name Chabonah, who speaks the Big Belly language visit us, he wished to hire and informed us his 2 squars ("squaws") were Snake Indians, we engage him to go on with us and take one his wives to interpret the Snake language…" Lewis asked for their help because he knew he would need the Shoshone's help in order to succeed on his trip. Charbonneau agreed, and he took Sacagawea with him on a journey that would make her famous for centuries.
  • Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

    On February eleventh, eighteen oh five, Jean BAptiste Charbonneau was born to Sacagawea, who was about sixteen or seventeen at the time. She did not stop, and continued her journey with a baby on her back and her supply packs as well. This inspired famous art about her such as the Sacagawea dollar coin (based on a woman named Randy'L He-dow Teton). Her son was impacted by this expedition as he would later be sent to school by Clark, who had taken a liking to "Little Pompy" during the expedition.
  • Sacagawea rescues fallen papers

    On May fouteenth of eighteen-oh-five a boat in the Lewis and Clark expedition capsized, and various papers, maps, and journals fell out of the boat. Sacagawea clamly fished the papers out of the river. Even though Sacagawea did something so important, Lewis and Clark failed to recognize her importance.They still refered to her as the Indian "squaw"(a degrading term meaning prostitute in the Algonquian language) They refused to see and recognize her worth.
  • The Sacagawea River

    On May twentieth, eighteen-oh-five, four days after Sacagawea rescued the papers from the river, Lewis and Clark decided to honor her. They named the river that she had rescued the papers from Sacagawea's River (Bird woman's river in the Hidatsa language) This river was one of many tributes to Sacagawea. Her life was affected by this because now she had more say in things, and more people respected her, making her trip a lot easier.
  • Getting sick on the trail

    Sacagawea became sick with some disease at this time. Lewis and Clark didn't really care much about her survival however, shown by this journal entry from Captain Lewis, "Capt. C. [Clark] blead her the night was cloudy with some rain." Then he continued talking about a species of bird that he had seen recently. Clark didn't really care for the Indian "squaw"(a name meaning prostitute in the Algonquian Indian languge).
  • Crossing the Rocky Mountains

    Although Sacagawea is portrayed as a guide, she only guided/lead the expedition on a few rare occasions. One of these instances was when she advised clark to cross the Rockies at the base of the Yellowstone river, a trail now known as Bozeman Pass. This pass was later acknowledged as a good path for the Northern Pacific Railway to cross. Sacagawea had seen the plain many times before, and she told Clark that she knew it.
  • Sacagawea almost drowns

    On this day, Sacagawea, her baby, Charbonneau, and Clark almost drowned in a flash flood. Charbonneau demonstrated his incompetance here when he dropped his gun, shot pouch, horn, tomahawk, and Clark's compass, which was a serious loss for the explorers. Sacagawea had just recovered from her illness, and yet she saved her baby in the wet and cold weather. Clark also gave Sacagawea a shot of rum, which was, at the time, a gesture that was unheard of, Sacagawea being just a "squaw".
  • Respect

    On July 13, 1805, Sacagawea becomes severly ill, and this is also when Lewis and Clark start to appreciate her. They figure out that without her they would never get any horses, nor any other supplies from the Shoshone, and that they would probably get attacked every day if she wasn't there.(War parties don't ride with women, thus the expedition has no evil intent) Clark gives her medicine, and she gets better. around this time, Lewis and clark start to use her real name in their journals.
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    During August of eighteen-oh-five, the expedition needed horses, and they had come close to a Shoshone tribe, and wanted Sacagawea to trade and interpret for them. As they were talking, Lewis and Clark made a discovery that the chief, Cameahwait, was actually Sacagawea's brother. She also greeted a woman who was kidnapped around the same time as Sacagawea, but managed to escape the Hidatsa tribe and rejoin the Shoshone. Cameahwait asked Sacagawea to rejoin her nation.However, she refused.
  • Care

    On August fourteenth, 1805, Sacagawea was beaten by her husband. Previously on the expedition, Lewis and Clark had not paid any attention to this, but now, they had atarted to actually care for Sacagawea. Lewis wrote angrily in his journal about Charbonneau's mistreatment of Sacagawea. This meant that her personal rights were growing greatly. The exploreres were getting more and more frustrated with Charbonneau, and more and more pleased with Sacagawea.
  • Deciet

    The explorers had made a deal with the Shoshone to trade for horses, but they knew that if they helped a couple of white guys more would come. They had decided to leave and go elsewhere on the night before the deal, but Sacagawea saw them sneaking out, and she told her husband. Charbonneau dismissed the information. Later, he casually said that the Natives were gathering in a different place, making Lewis very angry, and even more so when he realized that Sacagawea had already told T.C.
  • Reaching the Pacific Ocean

    On Novenber 15, 1805,Lewis and Clark, and the corps of Northern Discovery reached the pacific ocean. By the time that they reached, they knew that there was no Northwest Passage. Sacagawea asked to see a whale, and her wish was granted when she was taken to see a whaale carcass. Then, the journey ended, and the corps headed back home. They parted ways towards the end, and Charbonneau and his "family" went to a fort, while the rest of the corps headed back.
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    Sometime fafter 1810, Sacagawea gave birth to a daugther-Lizette Charbonneau. She died soon after. While Jean Baptiste, her son, has a future that we know about, next to nothing is known about Lizette Charboneau, and she is believed to have died during her infancy.
  • Death

    Sacagawea died on december twentieth of eighteen-twelve, aged about 24. She died of a strange illness in an English Fort (Fort Manuel Lisa Trading Post) that she , Charbonneau, and her daughter Lizette were living in. A clerk, John Luttig, witnessed her death and wrote, "…the wife of Charbonneau, a Snake Squaw [the common term used to denote Shoshone Indians], died of putrid fever." in his journal. Earlier, he had recorded that she was sick and wanted to visit her native land.
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    Women's rights movement

    The women's rights movements used Sacagawea as one of their symbols. She represents the hardships faceed by the women. She was the only teenager, mother, woman, Native American, and a victim of abuse on the expedition. She faced all of that, and yet she never broke. These things only broadened her view of the world, and she faced everything in her path, never once shrinking from her duty. She was truly a worthy candidate.
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    The Sacagawea dollar is minted

    Sacagawea even had a coin made after her, an impact on the future that she caused. she faced many hardships, many struggles, and came through them all a better person. She is a topic in history that the American schoolchildren study today. She has impacted my life so far, revealing her world. I hope that you liked this timeline and that she has impacted your life, too.