Sacagawea’s Son


Sacagawea’s Son – The Life of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

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Sacagawea’s Son: The Life of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau is the exciting, surprising, and sometimes poignant story of a boy born to adventure. At the age of two months, Baptiste experienced the first of many exploits when his parents, the Shoshoni woman Sacagawea and French Canadian trapper Toussaint Charbonneau, took him along on Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition. Captain Clark called him Pomp, “my little dancing boy.” Many people have hear of baby Pomp and his famous journey, but the rest of his life story has been largely untold — until now.

Educated in St. Louis by Captain Clark, Baptiste went on to live in a royal palace in Europe and to speak many languages. Returning to the United States, he headed west to become a mountain man and scout alongside Jim Beckwourth, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson. During America’s war with Mexico, he helped lead the Mormon Battalion to California, where he later became a prospector during the gold rush.

Readers ten and up will be enthralled by this engaging and thoroughly researched biography of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau — a child chosen by history.

ISBN – 978-0-87842-432-0

125 pages

Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2001