By Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin, Val Paul Taylor
Age variety: eight - eleven Years
Sacagawea was once in basic terms 16 while she made some of the most amazing trips in American background, touring 4500 miles via foot, canoe, and horse-all whereas sporting a child on her again! with no her, the Lewis and Clark excursion may have failed.
Through this attractive booklet, little ones will comprehend the explanations that this day, two hundred years later, she remains to be remembered and immortalized on a brand new golden buck coin.
A short biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni girl who followed explorers Lewis and Clark on their day trip within the early 1800s.
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Jefferson grew to become our nation’s 3rd president in 1801. In 1803, Congress granted President Jefferson $2,500 to discover North the USA. He despatched out the Lewis and Clark day trip from St. Louis overdue that summer time. President Jefferson served phrases as President, from 1801–1809. He later based and outfitted the college of Virginia. His own library of 6,400 volumes grew to become the middle selection of the Library of Congress. Thomas Jefferson died at the Fourth of July, 1826. bankruptcy 2 viewers centuries in the past, the USA used to be a lot smaller than it truly is this present day. It purely integrated the land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. the rustic bought a lot higher in 1803. That yr, France offered our younger state 828,000 sq. miles of land west of the Mississippi. This used to be known as the Louisiana buy. It doubled the country’s measurement. The quarter was once later divided into fifteen states. a lot of the hot land used to be unexplored. What did it appear like? Who lived there? What vegetation and animals can be came across? President Thomas Jefferson deliberate an excursion to move northwest to the Pacific Ocean. The explorers could go back and forth normally through river. they might make maps of the land. they'd exchange with Indians alongside the best way. The voyagers might do greater than stopover at the territory of the Louisiana buy. they'd additionally discover what's now Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. nice Britain additionally had its eye in this territory. Jefferson sought after American explorers to get there first. that will enhance U. S. claims to the area. not anyone stopped to imagine that the land already belonged to the Indians. military males might lead the day trip. One used to be 29-year-old Meriwether Lewis. He was once President Jefferson’s pal and private secretary. Lewis picked William Clark as his co-captain. The 33-year-old Clark was once a tall, pleasant guy with purple hair. Clark’s first job was once to discover males for the day trip. He and Lewis wanted males who may perhaps hunt and construct boats and forts. They wanted males who might deal with horses. President Jefferson sought after a list of the journey. So males who may well hold journals have been additionally wanted. such a lot of what we all know approximately Sacagawea has come from those journals. Captain Clark collected forty three males. They known as themselves the Corps of Discovery. numerous spoke French. One knew Indian signal language. one other performed the violin. He may possibly entertain the boys once they have been faraway from domestic. Clark’s slave York additionally made the journey. One member of the crowd had 4 ft: Captain Lewis introduced alongside Seaman, his 140-pound Newfoundland puppy. On may well 14, 1804, the Corps of Discovery set out from St. Louis. They started rowing up the Missouri River in a barge and smaller boats. by way of past due October—the time the Indians known as the “Moon of the Falling Leaves”—the explorers had reached imperative North Dakota. This was once the place Sacagawea now lived with Charbonneau. The voyagers stopped within the sector to camp for the iciness. There they outfitted a cluster of cabins, which they known as “Fort Mandan. ” quickly Charbonneau heard fascinating information. Lewis and Clark have been searching for yet one more individual for his or her day trip.